November 2. Tennis player Peng Shuai posted a message on her Weibo account accusing dignitary Zhang Gaoli of rape. The message is deleted 20 minutes later by censorship.
November 14 to 16. Peng Shuai is missing and the tennis world is mobilizing to ask Beijing for proof that the player is still alive.
November 17. Official media publish photos and a video showing Peng Shuai with friends.
November 19. The Women’s Tennis Association is threatening to withdraw from tennis tournaments in China.
21 November. The president of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, talks by videoconference with Peng Shuai, alive but under the control of the authorities.