A new video, purportedly of missing Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai, was released on Sunday by Chinese state media, in which she appears as a guest at a Beijing tournament.

The video was posted on Twitter- which is banned in China- by Hu Xijin, editor-in-chief of Global Times, the official newspaper of China's ruling Communist Party.

a women's tennis association ( wta ) spokesperson said the latest footage was "insufficient" to quash all concerns about her wellbeing.

The 67-second film purports to show the former Wimbledon doubles champion, who hasn't been heard from directly for more than a fortnight, smiling and laughing while having dinner with her coach and friends in a restaurant.

The video content clearly shows they are shot on Saturday Beijing time."

the white house and the united nations joined demands to establish the whereabouts and welfare of peng, who had not been seen in public since making allegations of sexual assault against former chinese vice premier zhang gaoli.

Peng's original post on Weibo has been taken down and neither Zhang Gaoli nor the Chinese government have commented on her allegation.

Responding to earlier footage, Steve Simon, the chair and CEO of the WTA, said : "While it is positive to see her, it remains unclear if she is free and able to make decisions and take actions on her own, without coercion or external interference.

"this video alone is insufficient.

as i have stated from the beginning, i remain concerned about peng shuai's health and safety and that the allegation of sexual assault is being censored and swept under the rug."

I have been clear about what needs to happen and our relationship with China is at a crossroads."

The 35-year-old disappeared after writing a social media post on 2 November accusing former vice-premier Zhang Gaoli of forcing her to have sex after playing tennis at his home.

Britain's Foreign Office has said it was "extremely concerned" and urged China to provide “ verifiable evidence of her safety and whereabouts ”.

"Everyone should be allowed to speak out without fear of repercussions.

All reports of sexual assault, anywhere in the world, should be investigated," it said in a statement.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Friday that president Joe Biden's administration wanted China to "provide independent, verifiable proof" of Peng ’ s whereabouts and expressed “ deep concern ” about the former top-ranked doubles player.

"it would be important to have proof of her whereabouts and wellbeing," liz throssell, a spokesperson for the un human rights office, told reporters in geneva.

“ We are calling for an investigation with full transparency into her allegation of sexual assault. ” The latest to weigh in was the tennis great Roger Federer, who said on Saturday : "She's one of our tennis champions, a former world number one.

In the video, Peng is seen sitting with a man and two woman but does not speak.

The claims, made on Chinese social media site Weibo, were quickly scrubbed from the Twitter-like platform.

The Women's Tennis Association has threatened to pull out of the lucrative Chinese part of its tour next season unless it is proved that Peng is safe.

I 've just been resting at home and everything is fine".

Photos of Peng in the Beijing restaurant have also been released on social media, where she appears to be holding a glass of wine and making a "V for Victory" sign.

"We had two matches in the past," he says.

It says the sexual assault claim "is not true" and adds : "I'm not missing, nor am I unsafe.

I mean, a person is missing.

The men's world No 1, Novak Djokovic, backed that stance following his win over Cameron Norrie at the ATP Finals in Turin on Friday.

He said : "It ’ s important because this is horrifying.

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