Missing Chinese tennis star linked to Xi, Beijing power struggles

Rival on Politburo targeted in mysterious fate of Peng Shuai

In this file photo, Peng Shuai, of China, returns a shot to Maria Sakkari, of Greece, during the second round of the US Open tennis championships on Aug. 29, 2019, in New York. Sexual affair allegations made by Ms. Peng against a former member of the Chinese Politburo's standing committee are the latest sign of increased tensions among senior party leaders in Beijing, according to American specialists on China and the ruling Chinese Communist Party. (AP Photo/Michael Owens, File)  **FILE**

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