Miss World Canada Denied Entry Visa To Attend Miss World Contest in China


HONG KONG — A Canadian beauty queen lashed out at Beijing today (Nov 27), saying she was barred from boarding a flight from Hong Kong to China to compete in a pageant because of her human rights activism.

Chinese-born Anastasia Lin, a 25-year-old actress crowned Miss World Canada in May, said that China was blocking her from travelling to the seaside resort city of Sanya for the Miss World contest.

Ms Lin, who told AFP late yesterday that Chinese authorities were suppressing people who “dare to speak their minds”, was speaking from Hong Kong’s international airport where she was blocked from taking a flight bound for mainland China.

“I believe the Chinese government is angry at me because my work brings attention to these (human rights) issues,” Ms Lin said at a press conference this morning.

“I knew there was a big risk I could be barred but I didn’t want to give in, didn’t want to give up, unless I had exhausted all my options,” she said, adding that she officially remained a contestant in the pageant even if she could not travel to the venue.

The actress has appeared in films depicting sensitive issues in China ranging from corruption to suppression of religion.

  • ntt1

    Speak your mind but always expect consequences.its a pity this doesn’t seem to affect significant idiots like Sean penn

  • Xavier

    A good example of the world beyond our borders.

    Or, to be blatantly racist, beyond western civilization.

  • bob e

    she did not qualify in the ping pong competition so they will not
    let her in to china. home of the great pong ..

  • ontario john

    Shhhhhh! No one is allowed to say anything negative about China. Besides, Trudeau loves commie China, and that should be all that matters.

  • Xavier

    Serves her right. Women like that have been denying me entry for years.

    • Shebel

      Me also. I have no sympathy for the bitch.

  • Alain

    I’ll bet the communist regime in China is shaking in their boots knowing who is now our fearless PM.

  • eMan14

    When will Justin come to the rescue. A basic dictatorship can’t compete with a dim light.

    • Gary

      Wait a minute though, Justin is the one that defended that Egyptian scam artist that got our Passport to be a “journalist” and left Canada to Globe Trot and head back home to get in trouble and be jailed.
      He used his Egyptian Citizenship to enter Egypt but once caught up in a pro-Muslims Brotherhood civil conflict he suddenly became a Canadian which triggered the Canadian Media and Liberal to blame Harper and bring him home as a Canadian.

      Justin said the Journalist was a Canadian along with the dual-citizen terrorist Harper wanted to strip of Citizenship and deport.
      Justin said that a Canadian is a Canadian is a Canadian……..okay Justin , fine . So a Chinese is a Chinese is a Chinese and China can choose to stop which ever Native from re-entering their Nation or hold them up to their Legal Codes as Syrai did for Maher Arar who was a Syrian with a Canadian Passport.

      This dolt PM makes things up as he goes along with what is popular no matter if Canada’s Laws prove him wrong .
      T.S. Elliot knew about people like Justin and Obama that are the Hollow
      Men full of straw and lean together in Peace and a silent wind blowing through dry grass.
      Rats claws across ………………

      Gutless hollow men inflicting the harm on the innocent as the barbarians slaughter at will.

  • Mr_bigstuff

    Is it only me but I have a hard time believing that a chinese born Canadian lady is a true and only representative of Canadian beauty even if it is in China- Nothing against the girl as she is pretty good looking but couldn’t we have a born in Canada white girl? Or even an aboriginal or am I being unPC here?

    • simus1

      Any woman wearing that stupid Mounty costume gets permanently crossed off my to do list.

    • Canadian

      Any canadian citizen can compete. Wait until the burkas get citizenship and start competing as Miss Canada!

  • mauser 98

    2017 Miss Canada competition,, swim suit finals

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    So, she’s the prettiest woman in Canada?