A scarce general public accusation of sexual assault aimed at a retired senior Chinese official has rocketed all around China’s internet and turned a highlight on perceived abuses by impressive political figures.

Peng Shuai, a specialist tennis star, accused Zhang Gaoli, who served as vice premier from 2013 to 2018, of sexual assault in a article Tuesday night time on her verified account on China’s Twitter-like Weibo system, where she has far more than 50 percent a million followers.