November 21, 2021 03:47 GMT
A day earlier, the official Chinese media released two more recordings, in which the alleged disappeared person visits a restaurant with some friends.
Chinese tennis player Bing Shuai, who has not been seen in public for more than two weeks, after being condemned for sexual harassment by Zhan Gaoli, China’s vice premier between 2013 and 2018, was to appear at the opening of the Teenage Tournament in Beijing.
The Global Times Official Editor-in-Chief, Hu Xijin, shared the recording From the ceremony, explaining that it was held on Sunday morning.
The video was released a day after Hu posted two recordings, in which the athlete visited a restaurant with some friends. The event takes place in the midst of an international debate over the welfare and whereabouts of the athlete.
As a result of the scandal, the director of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA), Steve Simon, threatened to suspend the WTA’s tournaments in China. In parallel, the White House, the United Nations Office of Human Rights and tennis stars have expressed concern about the issue.
Bing, 35, has been successful in doubles, reaching the height of her career in 2014, becoming the number one on the WTA track. In total, she has 23 doubles titles and is currently 192 in the WTA rankings.