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Why Threats Can't Silence Me On Human Rights In China

Why Threats Can't Silence Me On Human Rights In China

My father was never so proud of me as when I was crowned Miss World Canada in May. It's an incredible honor to be able to represent my country on the world stage. To my father, who still lives in China, it was validation that all of his efforts to support me have paid off. Although access to information is restricted in China, news of my win spread quickly in my home province of Hunan, and my father was inundated with messages congratulating him and wishing me well. But things soon took a dark turn. Now, just a few weeks after I was crowned, my father is afraid to speak to me. The reason for this is all too familiar to Chinese people who speak their minds while living abroad. ...

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