Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., warned the United States should not “turn a blind eye” to Chinese abuses after Tennis star Peng Shuai reportedly went lacking shortly after alleging the previous vice premier sexually assaulted her earlier this month. 


The Florida congressman mentioned the athlete’s reported disappearance on “Fox & Friends Weekend” Sunday and the letter he despatched to the Chinese authorities demanding solutions. 

“Imagine if the number one tennis star, a major sports celebrity in the United States, leveled a sexual assault allegation, a very credible one, saying that a major political figure like the vice president had abused them for years and then that athlete just disappeared off the face of the Earth,” Waltz posited. 

“That’s what’s happened in China… Everything’s been censored, and now she’s gone, and so the letter that we sent to the ambassador said, stop with the censorship, give us verifiable proof of her health and safety, and this needs to be fully investigated,” Waltz defined. 

Peng Shuai celebrates after beating Venus Williams in the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing on Oct. 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

Peng Shuai celebrates after beating Venus Williams within the China Open tennis match in Beijing on Oct. 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

Despite the actual fact Chinese officers and state-backed media have been posting movies and images of her in current days, many critics aren’t shopping for the person is her. 

Peng Shuai posted earlier this month on a Chinese social media platform alleging Former Vice Premier of the People’s Republic of China Zhang Gaoli sexually abused her, however the content material was rapidly deleted and Shuai has since been allegedly lacking for 2 weeks. 

Waltz has since despatched a letter to the Chinese authorities demanding proof of her security and well being final week, and a probe into the allegations. 

“We cannot have the American flag flying in Beijing, turning a blind eye to all of those abuses, plus COVID that they still won’t work with us on in terms of investigating,” Waltz defined when referencing the Olympics, scheduled to happen in February 2022. 

President Biden is even contemplating a diplomatic boycott of the Winter Games over China’s file on human rights abuses.