Published On: Sat, Nov 28th, 2015

Miss World Canada unable to get visa for China



The actress, model, beauty pageant titleholder, and human rights advocate, Anastasia Lin, was stopped in Hong Kong. Canada’s China-born Miss World competitor was halted in Hong Kong on Thursday and deprived authority to board a flight to the beauty pageant finals in China. The young actress, Anastasia Lin, was not capable of getting a visa before her advent for the competition’s closing this week in Sanya, the city with several bays on the southern end of Chinese island of Hainan.

The newly become Miss World Canada, was crowned in May, told it was a penalty which was given to her for vocalization in opposition to human rights infringements in the country. Miss World said correspondents at Hong Kong International Airport that she was prohibited from getting on the flight and that she has not got any reaction from the Chinese establishment up to now.

“There’s no remark from the Chinese embassy. So I understand these are the strategies they’re using,” revealed Lin. “It’s much hard to stand up for what you trust in. I require figuring out what to do next.”

Lin gave evidence at a US congressional hearing on religious discrimination in China in July. “I desire to articulate for those in China who are trodden up, burnt and electrocuted for their beliefs,” the Congressional-Executive Commission on China’s website cited her as statements.

This month Lin told that her father had been beleaguered by Chinese officials later than she vocalized regarding human rights breaches in the state.

The Globe and Mail, which is a Canadian newspaper owned by The Woodbridge Company, described on Wednesday that the Chinese Embassy in Ottawa, Canada’s southeastern capital, has stated that China is not greeting Lin. An embassy spokesperson, Yunlong Yang told to the newspaper “China does not allow any persona non grata inside the country,” Yundong Yang further said “I merely do not know why some people have been paying special attention to this matter and have been raising it repeatedly.”

When it was inquired regarding Lin’s case, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hong Lei stated that he had “no information to give” concerning her issue.

It was the reply by the managers of Miss World pageant through an email that they do not know as to why a visa was not provided to Lin, but stated that she may be presented a place in the 2016 Miss World competition.


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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.