Chinese state-backed media continues to unfold new “proof” that missingtennis champ Peng Shuai is secure and wholesome, however officers say these seemingly staged movies and photos will not be ok.

Peng, 35, wrote a put up on Weibo, a Chinese social media platform, alleging sexual abuse she suffered by the hands of China’s former vice-premier Zhang Gaoli. Peng claimed Zhang, 75, compelled her to have intercourse regardless of repeated refusals following a spherical of tennis three years in the past. 

The put up was rapidly deleted and Peng has since disappeared from social media and public view. Tennis gamers and officers, led by Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) CEO Steve Simon, are demanding a full investigation into Peng’s claims in addition to assurances of her security and wellbeing. 

Two extra movies in a single day Saturday surfaced that confirmed Peng on the opening ceremony of a teenage tennis match in Beijing. Event organizers additionally posted pictures of Peng on the occasion’s official WeChat web page, Reuters reported. 

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But the WTA informed Fox News that the brand new video – together with different pictures and movies posted by the editor of the Beijing-backed news company The Global Times – don’t change the group’s stance or threats to pull tournaments from the nation. 

FILE - WTA Chief Executive Officer Steve Simon smiles during a retirement ceremony for Martina Hingis in Singapore on Oct. 29, 2017.  An email purportedly from a Chinese professional tennis player that a Chinese state media outlet posted on Twitter has increased concerns about her safety as the sport's biggest stars and others abroad call for information about her well-being and whereabouts. Simon, the chairman and CEO of the Women's Tennis Association, questioned the authenticity of the email intended for him, in which Grand Slam doubles champion Peng Shuai says she is safe and that the assault allegation is untrue. (AP Photo/Yong Teck Lim, File)

FILE – WTA Chief Executive Officer Steve Simon smiles throughout a retirement ceremony for Martina Hingis in Singapore on Oct. 29, 2017.  An e-mail purportedly from a Chinese skilled tennis participant {that a} Chinese state media outlet posted on Twitter has elevated issues about her security as the game’s largest stars and others overseas name for details about her well-being and whereabouts. Simon, the chairman and CEO of the Women’s Tennis Association, questioned the authenticity of the e-mail supposed for him, by which Grand Slam doubles champion Peng Shuai says she is secure and that the assault allegation is unfaithful. (AP Photo/Yong Teck Lim, File)

“Everything remains as we stated yesterday and the past few days,” a WTA spokesperson stated in an e-mail. “Consistent with what Steve Simon stated yesterday, the photos and video remain insufficient. They do not address WTA’s concerns.”

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Global Times editor Hu Xijin on Friday posted two movies that present Peng eating within the Yibin Guesthouse restaurant supposedly over the weekend. Peng and her coach and associates sit within the restaurant speaking. At one level, the coach says, “Tomorrow, isn’t tomorrow November 20?” A girl beside Peng says “21st,” and the coach agrees, “November 21st.” The lady reiterates, “Tomorrow is the 21st,” and the coach once more agrees, “November 21st.” 

The second video exhibits Peng coming into the restaurant with the date prominently featured on the door, however the precise day smudged out. 

Sky News despatched reporters to the areas in query – the restaurant from Friday’s video and the stadium in Sunday’s video – and requested employees at each areas if they’d seen Peng. 

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A waitress on the restaurant informed Sky reporters that Peng was there although they personally didn’t see her. 

“No, I didn’t,” the waitress stated. “Yesterday I was busy with my work here. I didn’t see her. But she had a meal in our restaurant.” 

FILE PHOTO: A file photo of China’s Peng Shuai serving during a match at the Australian Open on January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File Photo/File Photo

FILE PHOTO: A file picture of China’s Peng Shuai serving throughout a match on the Australian Open on January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File Photo/File Photo

Staff on the stadium claimed they’d seen her, however they hurriedly escorted the Sky reporter out of the ability, saying, “you can’t be here, sorry.” 

The varied appearances have all come from state-backed media. Peng’s Weibo account, the place she posted her allegations, stays blocked. 

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Despite rising worldwide stress, Beijing continues to keep that it’s “unaware” of Peng’s state of affairs. Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian informed reporters Friday the matter was “not a diplomatic question, and I’m not aware of the situation” – a stance he has maintained every time a reporter asks about Peng. 

But the progress from whole silence for 2 weeks to a number of movies and photos over the previous few days exhibits that Beijing has felt the stress from tennis and Western authorities officers. 

FILE - Then Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli is seen during a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Wednesday, March 16, 2016. Chinese authorities have squelched virtually all online discussion of sexual assault accusations apparently made by a Chinese professional tennis star against the former top government official, showing how sensitive the ruling Communist Party is to such charges.

FILE – Then Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli is seen throughout a gathering on the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Wednesday, March 16, 2016. Chinese authorities have squelched just about all on-line dialogue of sexual assault accusations apparently made by a Chinese skilled tennis star in opposition to the previous high authorities official, exhibiting how delicate the ruling Communist Party is to such prices.
(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

Simon has threatened to pull the dozen or so tournaments held in China annually if Beijing doesn’t agree to a proper, impartial investigation into Peng’s allegations although that transfer might harm tennis itself. 

Former tennis participant and doubles champ Patrick McEnroe spoke with New York Times reporter Christopher Clarey on his podcast “Holding Court,” and Clarey famous that pulling again from China presents monetary difficulties: A tournament held final week in Guadalajara produced a smaller money prize than if the tournament occurred in China, and Clarey claimed that round one-third of the WTA’s whole prize cash or income comes from China. 

McEnroe final week informed Fox News that the transfer would supply a big financial blow to any sport, however McEnroe highlighted how tennis has had to address “the reality” of much less profitable tournaments in the course of the pandemic, which he stated proves tennis can address the modifications.

“I feel proud to be part of the tennis community and, in my own small way, doing my part to speak out about it,” McEnroe stated. “I feel this is the moment for us together and say ‘This isn’t right.’”