Miss World’s obscene pro-China censorship |NY Post Editorial Board

Miss World’s obscene pro-China censorship
By Post Editorial Board | December 14, 2016

Spoke aout against China’s illegal organ harvesting and persecution of Falun gong practitioners

‘Beauty with a purpose” is how the Miss World Organization bills itself — but that purpose apparently includes covering up the ugliest of human-rights abuses.

Miss World execs muzzled Anastasia Lin, the Chinese-born Miss Canada who moonlights as a human-rights activist.

This is actually her second year as Canada’s Miss World entry: Chinese authorities refused to allow her into the country to compete in last year’s final.

She’ll make it to this year’s pageant in Washington — but she’s spent the last three weeks under orders to not speak publicly about Beijing’s horrors, especially its abuse of prisoners of conscience.

Her friends and family said she’d even been banned from attending the US premiere of a film she stars in, “The Bleeding Edge,” an exposé of China’s organ-harvesting from political prisoners.

Miss World Organization chief Julia Morley insisted Lin “is a free person to do exactly what she wishes to do.” Yet it took a wave of publicity before pageant officials would give Lin the OK to speak freely to the news media — and to attend the premiere next Wednesday.

The Miss World finale on Sunday is expected to draw 1 billion viewers — and plainly the pageant sponsors feared losing revenue if they upset the rulers of the globe’s most populous nation.

The corruption of international competition goes far beyond the filthy world of global sports contests.

Michael Benjamin
Twitter: @SquarePegDem
Contact Telephone: 862-232-4085

About SquarePegDem

A former state legislator turned NY Post editorial board member, thought-leader, public affairs consultant and commentator, columnist and blogger. Michael has appeared on Al Jazeera America Tonight, NY1/Inside City Hall, FoxNews.com LIVE, YNN/Capital Tonight, The Brian Lehrer Show, The Fred Dicker Show, The Capitol Press Room, and The Daily Show. His op-eds have appeared in the NY Post, City and State, The Legislative Gazette, Bronx Times, The Troy Record, Buffalo News, and the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. To schedule speaking engagements, email FOMB08@GMAIL.COM.
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