Xinhua News Agency: Zhang Gaoli was once the leader of the Winter Olympic Committee Work Leading Group
Xinhua News Agency reported that on October 10, 2017, the fourth plenary meeting of the 24th Winter Olympics Work Leading Group was held in Beijing. Zhang Gaoli, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, Vice Premier of the State Council, and leader of the 24th Winter Olympics Work Leading Group attended the meeting and delivered a speech.
According to Xinhua News Agency, from December 25 to 26, 2017, Zhang Gaoli, Vice Premier of the State Council of the Communist Party of China and leader of the 24th Winter Olympics Work Leading Group, was in Hebei to investigate the preparations for the Winter Olympics.
Zhang Gaoli’s role in the leading team of the 24th Winter Olympics allowed him to communicate directly with the highest-level Olympic officials, including IOC President Thomas Bach, who recently had a video conversation with Peng Shuai.
After Peng Shuai and IOC President Bach called, Zhang Gaoli began to attract attention
Last Sunday (November 21), after IOC Chairman Bach had a video call with Peng Shuai, a 2016 photo of Bach shaking hands with the then Deputy Prime Minister Zhang Gaoli of the Communist Party of China in Beijing began to be uploaded on Twitter.
According to the Xinhua News Agency’s report at the time, Zhang Gaoli thanked Bach and the International Olympic Committee for their strong support for Beijing’s bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. Bach said that the Chinese Communist government has been actively promoting the development of the Olympic movement and believes that the Beijing Winter Olympics will be a success.
The Wall Street Journal pointed out that prior to the call between Peng Shuai and Bach, the outside world paid more attention to the whereabouts and safety of Peng Shuai, but after that, the situation changed and Zhang Gaoli, a senior figure in the Chinese Communist Party, began to receive more and more attention. The Chinese government has not yet dealt with or acknowledged Peng Shuai’s sexual assault allegations. Although it is not uncommon for the elite of the Communist Party to have extramarital affairs, Zhang Gaoli was the first senior figure to face such public allegations of sexual assault.
The international community is intensifying its boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics
The CCP’s policy toward Hong Kong, its attitude toward Taiwan, and its poor human rights record for the mainland people have long triggered the international community’s call for a boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics. After Peng Shuai exposed Zhang Gaoli’s sexual assault, Peng Shuai’s status as an athlete and the ugly behavior of Zhang Gaoli, a senior CCP official, made the call to boycott the Beijing Winter Olympics to be taken seriously.
Some U.S. congressmen called for a full boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics. Senator Tom Cotton held a press conference on Capitol Hill last week and said that he was worried about the security problems faced by the American movement delegation in Beijing and called for a total boycott to protest Beijing’s serious violations of human rights.
Among the members of the “Transnational Parliamentary Alliance for China Policy” (IPAC), more than 30 parliamentarians from North America, the European Union, Australia and other countries issued a joint statement on November 18, stating that as Beijing prepares to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, an international The disappearance of the athlete (referring to Peng Shuai) has raised serious concerns about the safety and freedom of athletes participating in the Olympics, and has also been a severe reminder of the oppression that Chinese citizens face every day. “In view of this, we once again call on governments to declare a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics.”
The Biden administration recently stated that the United States is considering a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics. If it decides to boycott, no U.S. official will attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics.
The British “Times” reported that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is discussing with other members of the “Five Eyes Alliance” whether to boycott the Beijing Winter Olympics diplomatically.
In response to Peng Shuai’s safety, the European Union and the Australian governments also called on China to provide “independent and verifiable evidence” to prove Peng Shuai’s freedom and safety.
The Sydney Morning Herald reported on November 25 that the Australian government is considering a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics. The report quoted sources who pointed out that as the personal freedom of Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai continues to be questioned, the Liberal Party, National Party, and Opposition Labor Party of the Australian ruling coalition have called for a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics.
Fa Guang: The beast in clothing who sexually assaulted female athletes led the preparations for the Winter Olympics and put the Olympic Committee to shame
Radio France reported that Zhang Gaoli served as the leader of the leading team for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics from 2015 to 2018. “A beast who sexually assaulted a world-renowned female athlete, led the preparations for the Beijing Winter Olympics and put the Beijing Winter Olympics to shame. , To put the International Olympic Committee to shame.”
The report pointed out that Zhang Gaoli sexually assaulted Peng Shuai, once again revealing that there is a “sexual assault culture” in the CCP, and Zhang Gaoli is a representative figure of the CCP’s “sexual assault culture.” Not only did he have the privilege of sexual assault during his reign, he continued to enjoy the privilege of sexual assault after retirement. “People are worried about Peng Shuai’s safety, but they don’t think that Zhang Gaoli has any safety issues. He still enjoys state-of-the-art treatment. Peng Shuai is a victim of the CCP’s sexual assault culture because she is a famous talent who has received attention, while those unknown women have suffered. After the sexual assault, even if you write a thousand Weibo, no one will pay attention.”
The New York Times commented that: Like many victims under the CCP’s suppression system, Peng Shuai’s plight inevitably triggers discussions on some basic issues, that is, whether the CCP is suitable for hosting the Olympic Games in line with the Olympic ideals and whether it can be successfully held. Global sports events build a better world.