In the lead-up to the Beijing Winter Olympics, the world began to wonder how and if Peng Shuai would be used in the games, and whether the IOC was going to have anything to say to the Chinese Government about their silencing of the tennis star. So how did the Chinese propaganda juggernaut shift its attention to the global sporting stage? And what happens when the international community’s peak sporting body is accused of silencing a sexual assault survivor?
Plus, we investigate China’s Me Too movement. What does the story of Peng Shuai tell us about feminism in China?
Host: Emma Gillespie
Writer: Emma Gillespie
Producers: Emma Gillespie, Kally Borg, Tia Ucich
Guest booking: Kally Borg
Audio Production: Madeline Joannou
Executive Producer: Elissa Ratliff
WITH THANKS TO:
Yaqiu Wang, Pan Wang, Tom Steinfort & Sydney Pead