Chinesemedia touted two new videos as proof that missingtennis star Peng Shuai is protected and wholesome, however the videos have solely raised additional questions concerning the participant’s wellbeing. 

Peng, 35, wrote a publish 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, pressured her to have intercourse regardless of repeated refusals following a spherical of tennis three years in the past. 

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

Beijing-controlled news company the Global Times on Saturday posted two videos that show Peng in a restaurant supposedly throughout the weekend. 

In the videos, posted by GT editor Hu Xijin, Peng and her coach and pals sit within the restaurant speaking. 

FILE – Peng Shuai of China returns a ball throughout the semifinal match towards Shahar Peer of Israel, unseen, within the Guangzhou WTA Tour in Guangzhou in south China’s Guangdong province Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009. An electronic mail purportedly from Chinese skilled tennis participant Shuai {that a} Chinese state media outlet posted on Twitter has elevated considerations about her security as the game’s largest stars and others overseas name for details about her well-being and whereabouts since her accusation about two weeks in the past that she was sexually assaulted by a former high authorities official.
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At one level, the coach says, “This year is not the same as last year. Our plan [inaudible] is ten tournaments. Tomorrow, isn’t tomorrow November 20?” A lady 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 reveals Peng coming into the restaurant with the date prominently featured on the door, however the precise day smudged out. 

Gordon Chang, columnist and the writer of “The Coming Collapse of China,” verified the dialogue and famous how unusual it’s that within the video they focus on the complete date when speaking about plans. 

“You would say ‘tomorrow, the 20th,’ or ‘tomorrow, Saturday,’ but they go out of their way to use the full date,” Chang informed Fox News. 

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Chang additionally identified how unusual it was that somebody would randomly document a dialog at dinner. The high quality of the video makes it troublesome to doubt the authenticity, however it’s not simple – possibly not even potential – to confirm when the video was recorded. 

But the truth that Beijing felt the necessity to ship out video reveals that worldwide strain is affecting them, Chang stated. 

FILE - Peng Shuai of China celebrates after winning the women's singles match against Venus Williams of the United States in the China Open tennis tournament at the National Tennis Stadium in Beijing, Monday, Oct. 3, 2016. The disappearance of tennis star Peng Shuai in China following her accusation of sexual assault against a former top Communist Party official has shined a spotlight on similar cases involving political dissidents, entertainers, business leaders and others who have run afoul of the authorities. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

FILE – Peng Shuai of China celebrates after successful the ladies’s singles match towards Venus Williams of the United States within the China Open tennis match on the National Tennis Stadium in Beijing, Monday, Oct. 3, 2016. The disappearance of tennis star Peng Shuai in China following her accusation of sexual assault towards a former high Communist Party official has shined a highlight on comparable circumstances involving political dissidents, entertainers, enterprise leaders and others who’ve run afoul of the authorities. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

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“You’re seeing public opinion around the world shift, so Beijing has to do something,” Chang informed Fox News. 

He additionally highlighted that Peng appears to be like like she’s in “good shape” – a constructive signal if the video is certainly genuine. 

FILE - China's Shuai Peng serves the ball to France's Caroline Garcia during their second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Thursday, May 31, 2018, in Paris. Chinese authorities have squelched virtually all online discussion of sexual assault accusations apparently made by the Chinese professional tennis star against a former top government official, showing how sensitive the ruling Communist Party is to such charges.

FILE – China’s Shuai Peng serves the ball to France’s Caroline Garcia throughout their second spherical match of the French Open tennis match on the Roland Garros stadium, Thursday, May 31, 2018, in Paris. Chinese authorities have squelched nearly all on-line dialogue of sexual assault accusations apparently made by the Chinese skilled tennis star towards a former high authorities official, displaying how delicate the ruling Communist Party is to such costs.
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“Normally when China parades people out for these televised confessions, they look like they’ve been under duress, but she looks fine, which means they haven’t put the screws to her,” Chang stated. “I suspect they’ll spring her out pretty soon, and she’ll say who knows what, but we’ll find out.”