Anastasia Lin's Speech in National Press Club Luncheon on Dec 18th, 2015.
China is the country of my birth – a country whose people and culture I still love deeply. When I arrived in Hong Kong en route to Sanya, China, last week, I hoped to represent Canada in the Miss World pageant. But when I got to Hong Kong, I discovered I had been declared persona non grata – unwelcome in China. ...
All of your support has been amazing! Thank you so much. Here is my statement to the press today after being denied to China in Hong Kong airport.
At 6:00am local time on Nov 26th I arrived in Hong Kong en route to Sanya, China, host city of the 2015 Miss World competition. Unfortunately, I was prevented from boarding the plane from Hong Kong to Sanya. No reason was given for the denial. I will be holding a press conference in Hong Kong tomorrow morning at 10am local time at the Regal Airport Hotel.