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The International Olympic Committee spoke with Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai last week and will meet her in Beijing during next month’s Winter Olympics, it said Wednesday.

Peng’s situation became a matter of concern in November, when the former women’s No. 1 doubles player alleged that a former Chinese vice premier, Zhang Gaoli, sexually assaulted her in the past. She was absent from public view for nearly three weeks after posting the allegation on social media.

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