Tennis star's safety sets hurdle for China to host complete Olympics The Mainichi


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BEIJING (Kyodo) -- Two and a half months ahead of the Beijing Olympics, China has been struggling to clear a hurdle that could thwart President Xi Jinping's efforts to host the Winter Games in a complete form -- the safety of female tennis star Peng Shuai. On Sunday, the International Olympic Committee said its president Thomas Bach held a 30-minute video call with Peng, but the move has failed to eliminate concerns by the United States and other democratic nations that she has been detained by Chinese authorities. Fears about Peng's safety mounted internationally after a social media post under...