Chinese Tennis star Peng Shuai appears for the first time at public event, weeks after making sexual assault allegations against top government official

Chinese Tennis star Peng Shuai appears for the first time at public event, weeks after making sexual assault allegations against top government official



Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai (fourth from the left ) appeared at a Beijing tennis tournament Sunday, November 21, according to official event photos, after international pressure mounted for information about her wellbeing.



The two-time Grand Slam doubles champion had not been seen publicly since alleging earlier this month that former vice-premier Zhang Gaoli, now in his 70s, forced her into sex during an on-off relationship spanning several years.



In the footage, Peng can be seen in a navy sports jacket and white track pants at the Fila Kids Junior Tennis Challenger Finals, according to photos published on the official Weibo account of the China Open.







Following a global outcry, including from tennis superstars and the United Nations, Chinese state media reporters released the footage to show all is well with Peng.


A video from the event, tweeted by Global Times newspaper editor Hu Xijin, shows Peng standing in a stadium among a group of guests whose names are announced.




A Global Times reporter tweeted another video showing Peng signing autographs for children at what appears to be the same stadium before posing for photos with them.


Hu also posted two other videos on Saturday, the first showing Peng walking into a restaurant wearing a coat, knit cap and face mask.Latest Post
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