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Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.comRegisterNEW YORK, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Women's Tennis Association (WTA) founder Billie Jean King said the organisation was on "the right side of history" after it suspended tournaments in China due to concerns over the treatment of Peng Shuai.WTA CEO Steve Simon made the announcement on Wednesday, citing concerns over Peng, a former double's world number one, after she posted a message on social media alleging that China's former Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli had sexually assaulted her.Her whereabouts became a matter of international concern following a nearly three-week public absence, and Simon said the

Bullet train service to cut travel time, bring job opportunities President Xi Jinping, who is also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, will meet with Thongloun Sisoulith, general secretary of the Lao People"s Revolutionary Party Central Committee and Lao president, via video link on Friday. The two leaders will also attend a virtual ceremony to jointly witness the opening of the China-Laos Railway, according to Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying. Santisouk Thebsouphome, 28, a college student from Laos, is now well acquainted with the new line. He used a Chinese bullet train for the first time

  Wang Yi stresses China engagement in message that resonates at FOCAC talks Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi has hailed a consensus reached at a major platform for China-Africa cooperation that is destined to broaden the friendship between the two sides. Wang was speaking on Tuesday after Chinese officials and African foreign ministers engaged in detailed discussions at the Eighth Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, or FOCAC, in Dakar, Senegal. In a news conference after the plenary session in the Senegalese capital, Wang said the fact that Chinese President Xi Jinping addressed the forum