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Tennis star Peng Shuai's allegations against former Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli are putting President Xi Jinping's "zero tolerance" anti-corruption campaign to the test. (Nikkei montage/AP/Getty Images/Reuters)
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Analysis: Peng Shuai scandal mismanagement triggers Olympic boycotts

Xi caught in dilemma over how to deal with former party heavyweight Zhang Gaoli

KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

Katsuji Nakazawa is a Tokyo-based senior staff writer and editorial writer at Nikkei. He spent seven years in China as a correspondent and later as China bureau chief. He was the 2014 recipient of the Vaughn-Ueda International Journalist prize.

In the Hollywood movie "Battle of the Sexes" (2017), Emma Stone portrays the American tennis legend Billie Jean King threatening to boycott a major tennis tournament and protesting an 8-1 disparity in prize money between men and women.

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