Bieber barred from Beijing because of bad behaviour – China says no to Canadian performer

From the National Post:

Canadian pop star Justin Bieber has been barred from performing in China due to what officials call past instances of “bad behaviour.”

In a statement posted on its website on Tuesday, the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture said that while the 23-year-old is a gifted singer, “he is also a controversial young foreign singer.”

The statement was apparently posted in reply to a fan who asked why Bieber wasn’t allowed to perform in China.

It went on to say that “in order to maintain order in the Chinese market and purify the Chinese performance environment, it is not suitable to bring in badly behaved entertainers.”

Bieber is scheduled to begin the Asian leg of his current world tour after two shows in Toronto on Sept. 5 and 6, but no Chinese dates are listed on the itinerary posted on his website.

He’ll perform Sept. 23 and 24 in Tokyo followed by stops in Hong Kong and the Philippines before wrapping up in Singapore on Oct. 7.