Off-court match stirs China

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Off-court match stirs China Cartoon by Rebel Pepper
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Tennis star Peng Shuai has accused Zhang Gaoli, a former senior ruling Chinese Communist Party leader, of pressuring her into a sexual relationship in social media posts that were quickly removed by censors in a country where officials have tried to keep the #metoo movement in check. The former tennis doubles No. 1 detailed the affair, the humiliation she suffered from Zhang's wife, and her social isolation caused by being made to keep the affair secret.


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Wu Kai
Nov 04, 2021 10:28 AM

This is a fantastic caricature!!. In this off -court march, the star is winning. Former party leader's ball is hit hard with Peng's hard swinging the tennis ball.

it is a very creative way of looking at the sex scandal, and it has hit the nail on the head. Are you able to publish it in Weibo and other Chinese online platform for wider Chinese audience consumption and see the netizen's reaction to it.

By the way RFA has ten languages including English, but I hardly see cartoons depicting major issues/ milestone in other society or community like the Uygur and Tibet. Is the person who is doing the cartoon not that familiar with the current issues that affects other society and community . There are so many current issues in those minority community that warrant pun and ridicule .

It is a powerful message.

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