No Visa For Miss World Canada – IOTW Report

No Visa For Miss World Canada

Miss World Canada, Anastasia Lin (an actual woman), is stuck at the airport in Hong Kong because China won’t let her enter in order to compete in the Miss World contest they are hosting in Sanya.

Canada's Miss World contestant Anastasia Lin poses for photographers after she was denied entry to mainland China, at Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015. Miss World Canada was barred from entering China on Thursday to take part in this year's pageant in the southern island province of Hainan, a friend of the outspoken Chinese-Canadian contestant said. Lin was prevented from boarding her connecting flight in Hong Kong, Caylan Ford said in an email. She said authorities gave no reason. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Miss Lin has been very active in calling out China’s human rights record and has “appeared in films depicting sensitive issues in China ranging from corruption to suppression of religion.”


8 Comments on No Visa For Miss World Canada

  1. Actions have consequences. You have to be strong to stand up to oppression.

    If it’s easy, it ain’t oppression.

  2. Not being a world traveler, I may be wrong. But I thought you applied for, and were granted visas, before you traveled.

  3. I’ve only taken cruises, but they’d gather up our passports just prior to the excursion after we were in harbor.

  4. They were talking about this last night on the BBC. Something about picking up a visa in Hong Kong before being allowed to travel further into China being pretty routine.

    Her Dad is a Chinese national, but I don’t think she’ll want to give up her Canadian passport in order to be let in.

  5. Would dual citizenship, two passports, be an option? I know some countries do, some don’t.

  6. I’m not so sure I’d trust the Chi Coms, they’re just as likely to use citizenship as a justification to imprison an individual.

    Certainly the Iran’s have a bad track record of imprisoning U.S. citizens and our government has a bad track record of every caring to get them back (but a for a traitor in Afghanistan, they’ll give up 5 terrorist).

  7. Beauty queen?
    Crikey…how much plastic surgery has she had?
    She looks like Michael Jackson.

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