The editor-in-chief of the international daily of the Chinese regime ‘Global Times’, Hu Xijin, posted on his Twitter account a video showing tennis player Peng Shuai, disappeared after having denounced the sexual harassment of the former deputy prime minister of her country, apparently participating in the opening ceremony of a tennis tournament this Sunday.
“The photojournalist of ‘Global Times’ Cui Meng caught her on the spot, ”Xijin wrote, after having assured in the last hours that the tennis player would appear in public “Soon” and participate in some activities.
As in previous publications of the Chinese medium, the athlete was not heard talking about her current state in the middle of the worldwide campaign for his disappearance since November 2.
In the video, Peng can be seen waving alongside other people in a stadium. The also journalist from ‘Global Times’ Qingqing Chen posted another video on her Twitter account showing Peng signing tennis balls surrounded by young people.
“Video shot by my colleague Cui Meng at the National Tennis Center showing Peng Shuai signing oversized tennis balls during the opening ceremony of the final “ from a youth tennis tournament, wrote the journalist.
On Saturday, Xijin also posted two videos that apparently showed Peng having dinner at a restaurant, thus the editor intended to clear up any doubts about his whereabouts and state of health, but the images were not considered “sufficient” by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA).
The attempts of the Chinese media to calm the voices that wonder about the state of health of the athlete they have not been enough.
“Although it is positive to see her, it is not clear whether he is free and capable of making decisions and acting on his own, without coercion or outside interference “, then explained the president of the WTA, Steve Simon, in a statement.
During the beginning of the weekend, the editor of the Chinese regime newspaper also published photographs of the athlete in which you can see the tennis player surrounded by stuffed animals wishing a “happy weekend” through the social network Wechat.
Formerly the television network CGTN sent another alleged statement from the tennis player in which she denied the abuses and assured that he was fine.
Peng He led the world doubles rankings in 2012 and won Wimbledon and Roland Garros, which led her to the pinnacle of tennis in her country.
The United States and the United Nations also demanded information on the whereabouts and condition of the tennis player, who had not been seen in public since she accused Zhang Gaoli, a former Chinese vice premier, of forcing her to have sex at his home.
(With information from Europa Press)
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