“I acquired two video clips, which show Peng Shuai was having dinner with her coach and friends in a restaurant,” wrote Hu Xijin. “The video content clearly shows they are shot on Saturday Beijing time.”
CNN can’t independently verify the two video clips or when they were filmed.
China has been facing pressure from the United Nations over Peng’s whereabouts as the organization called for an investigation into her allegations of sexual assault.
Peng, who is one of China’s most recognizable sports stars, had accused former Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli of coercing her into sex at his home, according to screenshots of a since-deleted social media post dated November 2.