Peng Shuai: Mystery deepens over missing Chinese tennis player after ‘new photos’ emerge | World News


The mystery surrounding Peng Shuai has taken a fresh twist after photos emerged purporting to show the missing Chinese tennis player.

Three photos posted on Twitter by journalist Shen Shiwei, working for CGTN, the international arm of government-controlled state broadcaster CCTV, show the 35-year-old smiling with a grey cat while surrounded by soft toys.

Mr Shen said the pictures were posted on the player’s WeChat messaging app alongside text saying: “Happy weekend.”

Peng Shuai in an image purportedly posted by the missing Chinese tennis player
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The photos show the 35-year-old smiling with a grey cat while surrounded by soft toys
Peng Shuai

He added that “her friend shared the three photos and the screenshot of Peng’s WeChat moments”.

Experts have expressed scepticism and questioned the authenticity of the images.

Others also pointed to the presence in one of the photos of a framed picture featuring Winnie the Pooh – a character banned in China after people…



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