Canadian pop star Justin Bieber has been banned from performing in China, according to Beijing’s Culture Bureau.
In a statement, the ministry said it was not appropriate to allow in entertainers who have engaged in “bad behaviour.”
“Justin Bieber is a gifted singer, but he is also a controversial young foreign singer,” it added.
The statement was issued in response to a question recently submitted by a user of the bureau’s website.
“We hope that as Justin Bieber matures, he can continue to improve his own words and actions, and truly become a singer beloved by the public,” the statement said.