Peng Shuai: Stop the ‘malicious hyping’ over tennis star, says China | World News


China has called on people to stop “hyping” the case of tennis star Peng Shuai in response to questions being raised over her whereabouts and wellbeing.

Peng had not been seen or heard from publicly for three weeks after she alleged on social media on 2 November that former vice premier Zhang Gaoli had coerced her into having sex.

Videos of the 35-year-old lunching with friends and attending a junior tennis tournament have emerged in the last few days, including photos purporting to show her smiling with a grey cat surrounded by soft toys – all published by state media, and not Peng herself.

They have been met with scepticism.

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