Podcast:  A Chinese tennis star disappears

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On November 2, Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai published a letter on his verified social media account accusing a former top Chinese government official of sexual harassment. Then suddenly it disappeared. But it is not just people with name recognition who are disappearing in the country. Human rights group Safeguard Defenders estimates that more than 45,000 people were subjected to covert detention since President Xi Jinping took office in 2013.

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Today, we speak to LA Times Beijing Bureau Chief Alice Su, who is investigating the incident. And we’ll also hear from a writer who studies feminism in China.


Host: gustavo arellano

Guest: LA Times Beijing bureau chief Alice Su, and author Leta Hong Fincher

Read more:

He helped Chinese women, workers, the forgotten and the dying. then disappeared

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