Chinese Tennis player Peng Shuai speaks on a video call with IOC chief, says doing well

Chinese Tennis player Peng Shuai speaks on a video call with IOC chief, says doing well
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China’s Tennis player Peng Shuai in a recent video call said that she is safe and well. Peng Shuai spoke with the International Olympic Committee chief on a video call.

This comes amid international concern over her well-being after her explosive claims of sexual assault.

It was a 30-minute call with IOC President Thomas Bach; Peng Shuai thanked the IOC for its concern about her well-being.

The tennis star explained that she is safe and well, living at her home in Beijing. But she insisted that she would like to have her privacy respected at this time,” the organisation’s statement said.

Earlier Sunday, Peng Shuai was seen attending a Beijing tennis tournament.

These were the official photos of the event marking her first public appearance since she made her accusations against former vice-premier Zhang Gaoli.

The 35-year-old two-time Grand Slam doubles champion Peng Shuai had alleged earlier in November that Gaoli had forced her into sex during an on-off relationship spanning several years.

After a global outcry, Chinese state media reporters released a flurry of footage purportedly showing all is well with Peng Shuai.

Peg Shuai’s sudden disappearance after she made allegations

The Chinese tennis star’s claims against Zhang were the first time China’s #MeToo movement reached the ears of the ruling Communist Party.

But these were quickly wiped off from the Twitter-like Weibo platform. Since then, concerns have been rising over her safety.

The US had also expressed concern among others saying that it wanted China to provide independent, verifiable proof of her whereabouts.

Britain and France remain no far behind when it comes to asking about the missing tennis star Peng Shuai.

From her fellow players to world leaders, all have raised their concerns over the missing tennis star.

The United Nations has also insisted on a fully transparent investigation into the claims made by Peng.

Peng has represented China at the Beijing, London and Rio de Janeiro Olympics and even won gold for China at the 2010 Asian Games.

China is known for silencing dissent. From time to time, the country has come under fire from other nations for its censorship and suppressive policies.

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