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China opposes politicization of sports amid tennis star Peng Shuai controversy: Beijing

Beijing, Dec 2 (UNI/Sputnik) The Chinese foreign ministry commented on the suspension of all tournaments by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) over the international scandal around athlete Peng Shuai by saying that China has always been opposed to the politicization of sports.
WTA CEO Steve Simon said on Wednesday that all tennis tournaments in China have been suspended because of Peng's situation.
"China has always opposed politicization of sports," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said during a briefing.
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