New images of Peng Shuai with Yao Ming

New images of Peng Shuai with Yao Ming

A journalist for a Chinese state media on Sunday posted a new unauthenticated video and photo of the tennis player Peng Shuai, whose situation worries the tennis world after his accusations against a former Chinese leader.

Qingqing Chen, Global Times reporter, tweeted a seven-second video showing the former world number one in doubles talking to former basketball star Yao Ming. According to the journalist, a friend sent him the video, which was recorded during a Nordic skiing promotion event in Shanghai.

Peng Shuai in November accused the Former Deputy Prime Minister Zhang Gaoli for forcing a sexual relationship with her three years ago. Her message, posted on a social network, was quickly censored and the 35-year-old tennis player disappeared from the radar for three weeks, causing concern in the tennis world.

The image posted on Sunday shows Peng Shuai posing with Yao Ming and two other prominent Chinese sports figures: navigator Xu Lijia and former table tennis player Wang Liqin. Behind them, you can see the Shanghai Yangpu Bridge and the banner “FIS Cross-Country Skiing China City Tour”. The Shanghai stage of this Nordic ski circuit took place on Saturday, according to the state media CGTN. Usually in China, Twitter cannot be accessed, and can only be used by people who have a VPN.

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