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Miss World Canada Anastasia Lin is interviewed in Hong Kong after being denied entry to Sanya by a Chinese immigration official. 354 more words

Miss World Canada denied entry to China for pageant

HONG KONG – Canada’s outspoken Miss World contestant said she was barred Thursday from entering China to take part in this year’s pageant and accused Beijing of overreach in extending its campaign of censorship even to beauty contests. 404 more words


Miss World Canada blocked from entering China after human rights activism

Miss World Canada Anastasia Lin poses with her crown at her home in Toronto, Canada. She has said that her determination to speak out about Chinese abuse of human rights may cost her a chance to attend the December 19 contest final in Sanya. 299 more words

Canadian Miss World contestant testifies on religious persecution in China

WASHINGTON – The cause of human rights in China has brought a Canadian beauty queen before the U.S. Congress.

Actress Anastasia Lin, who made human rights part of her winning bid in May to become Canada’s contestant to the global Miss World beauty pageant, testified Thursday about religious persecution in China. 455 more words


I won Miss World Canada. But my work puts my father at risk in China.

I won Miss World Canada. But my work puts my father at risk in China.

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