Peng Shuai reappears on video, reassures: “I’m fine, I’m safe”

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Peng Shuai on video reassures that she is well and safe: the tennis player, after the concerns of international governments about her state of health, virtually met the president of the Olympic Committee

The Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai, who disappeared since last November after reporting sexual harassment by former Prime Minister Zhang Gaoli, following the requests of France and Great Britain and the international pressure of recent days, both from the institutions and from the world of sport, it is reappeared in videoconference. The sportswoman has spoken with the president of the International Olympic Committee (CIO). S.In his condition he said: “I’m fine and I’m safe”, ensuring that he is in his home in Beijing and inviting respect for his privacy.

Peng Shuai on November 2 reported that former vice-premier Zhang Gaoli had forced her to have sex. Neither Zhang nor the Chinese government commented on his allegation. Peng’s social media post was quickly deleted and the topic was blocked from the heavily censored internet discussion in China. World tennis bodies have expressed concern, with the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) threatening to withdraw tournaments from China in recent days. The US and UK had also asked for proof of Peng’s position and safety.

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