Former Labor MP Michael Danby says the Women’s Tennis Association has got “grit” after its CEO threatened to stop holding tournaments in China if missing tennis player Peng Shuai’s safety was not confirmed.
Peng Shuai accused a top Chinese government official of sexual assault but has not been seen in two weeks since she made the claim.
“Good on the Women’s Tennis Association, they’ve got more grit than the American National Basketball Association or Hollywood,” Mr Danby told Sky News host Peta Credlin.
He said this is “happening all over the place”.
“Flights over Taiwan, arresting tennis stars, disappearing your most famous actress.
“We’ve got to stand up to them.”