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A file photo of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai | Photo: Commons

Beijing says opposed to acts that politicise sports after WTA suspends tournaments in China

Women's Tennis Association President & CEO Steve Simon said all tournaments will be halted in Hong Kong too, after failing to get a satisfactory response on Peng Shuai's wellbeing.
A file photo of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai | Photo: Commons

Peng Shuai saga shows Communist Party doesn’t want US-style #MeToo movement in China

Peng, a former Wimbledon champion, has disappeared since she penned a social media post accusing former Chinese Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli of sexual misconduct.
On WeChat, Peng Shuai put up a photo featuring Winnie the Pooh in the background

Was Peng Shuai’s ‘Winnie the Pooh’ selfie a distress signal? Social media users obsess over it

Peng last week uploaded a series of photos on WeChat, including one with Winnie The Pooh in the background. The cartoon character is used as a derogatory nickname for President Xi.
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Indian Army soldiers patrolling the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | Representational image| ANI

I served in Nagaland during the peak of insurgency and without AFSPA

Despite the Nagaland Peace Accord signed in the presence of PM Narendra Modi, AFSPA continues to exist. And we call ourselves mother of all democracies.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.