CNN put China’s efforts to censor the rising controversy of the missing Chinese tennis celebrity on full show. 

There has been a world outcry over the disappearance of Peng Shuai, who has not been seen in public ever since she accused a former member of the Communist Party’s ruling Standing Committee of sexual assault.


While discussing the newest developments surrounding Shuai on “New Day,” CNN had a field on show labeled “live feed in China,” displaying the network’s protection on a slight delay from the American broadcast. 

But simply moments in a report addressing Shuai, CNN’s live feed might be seen being minimize, being changed with shade bars. 

“I want to explain to viewers what is happening on our screen right now because underneath your face, they can see a box which is the actual live feed of this broadcast in China but its all color bars,” CNN anchor John Berman informed correspondent Will Ripley, who was reporting live from Taiwan. “It went to color bars the minute you started talking. So what’s going on here?”

“Chinese censors, John,” Ripley responded. “I have lost count over the last eight years here in Asia covering China of how many times of CNN’s coverage of controversial issues has been censored. It used to go to straight black. Now they’ve upgraded and they go to color bars.”


“But nonetheless, it is a live, real-time example of the censorship that is happening in the mainland. They have scrubbed Peng Shuai from the internet. They’re certainly not talking about this on television and even international networks- they have an army of censors waiting to push that button the minute that we start talking about this story, but it is not making the story go away. The pressure is still mounting on Beijing from the outside because of the efforts of journalists around the world and also diplomats wanting Peng Shuai to be able to speak her truth,” the CNN International correspondent added. 

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 photograph of China’s Peng Shuai serving throughout a match on the Australian Open on January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File Photo/File Photo

Peng went missing on Nov. 2 after she publicly accused a former Chinese authorities senior official, Zhang Gaoli, of forcing her to have intercourse regardless of her refusals.

Her accusation on social media was removed inside minutes and her disappearance sparked worldwide outrage and concern aimed on the Chinese authorities. She resurfaced on Friday in pictures circulated by an worker of Chinese state tv. 

She additionally had a video name with Olympic officers who claimed that she is secure.  

Peng “thanked the IOC for its concern about her well-being,” the International Olympic Committee mentioned in a press release.

But her disappearance continues to be going through questions. Peng is simply the newest individual in China to go missing after criticizing the ruling get together, with some individuals reappearing weeks or months later with little or no clarification.

Photos of Peng posted by the China Open on the Weibo social media service Sunday additionally made no point out of her disappearance. 

Fox News’ Emma Colton contributed to this report.