National Press Club

NPC Luncheon with Anastasia Lin, Miss World Canada

NPC Luncheon with Anastasia Lin, Miss World Canada

December 18, 2015 12:30 PM

Location: Holeman Lounge

Livestream will begin at 1pm ET.

Denied a visa to compete in the Miss World finals in China this Saturday, Miss Canada – outspoken human rights activist Anastasia Lin – will speak at a National Press Club luncheon a day earlier, Friday, Dec. 18.

China denied Lin’s visa application, telling the New York Times in a statement: “China welcomes all lawful activities organized in China by international organizations or agencies, including the Miss World pageant. But China does not allow any persona non grata to come to China.”

Lin, who emigrated to China as an adolescent, has testified before Congress on human rights in China and written an op-ed on the topic in The Washington Post.

Lunch will be served at 12:30, with remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a Q&A session ending at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $23 for National Press Club members and one guest, and $37 for non-members. Tickets may be purchased online by going to the following LINK. For questions, please email or call (202) 662-7501.

NPC members who wish to attend the pre-luncheon reception must RSVP separately to at least 48 hours in advance. Space may be limited. You must have a paid reservation to the Luncheon to attend the VIP reception.

To submit a question in advance, put MISS WORLD CANADA in the subject line and email to before the day of the luncheon.

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