0320 GMT November 29, 2021
Peng had disappeared from public view since she alleged on social media on Nov. 2 that former vice-premier Zhang Gaoli had sexually assaulted her, Reuters reported.
Hu Xijin, editor-in-chief of the state-backed Global Times, posted a 25-second video on Twitter on Sunday that showed Peng smiling, waving and autographing giant tennis balls for children at the Fila Kids Junior Tennis Challenger Finals tournament.
Meanwhile, Peng said she was safe and well in a video call on Sunday, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said, amid growing international demands for assurances that she is free and not under threat.
In a statement, the IOC said Peng had spoken to its president, Thomas Bach, for 30 minutes. “She explained that she is safe and well, living at her home in Beijing, but would like to have her privacy respected at this time,” IOC said in a statement.
“That is why she prefers to spend her time with friends and family right now. Nevertheless, she will continue to be involved in tennis, the sport she loves so much.”