Anastasia Lin (born January 1, 1990) is a Chinese-Canadian actress, model, beauty pageant titleholder, human rights advocate and Falun Gong practitioner.
Lin won the Miss World Canada title in 2015 and was to represent Canada at Miss World 2015 pageant to be held in China but was refused a visa by Chinese authorities after being declared persona non grata. Anastasia’s rejection from the pageant caused widespread reflection on the ability of China to useits economic muscle to exert its political influence far beyond its own borders.
Below is an interview by China Uncensored’s Chris Chappell. Anastasia Lin talks about her upcoming movie Unsilenced and her filming experience in Taiwan. In spite of the rejection of unification with the mainland, many businesses in Taiwan are afraid being seen opposing China. The fear of sabotage in one form or another does prevent some people from doing what they might think is right.