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China Again Tightens Restrictions on Performers

March 8, 2008
China will tighten its restrictions on foreign performers following an appearance last Sunday in Shanghai by the Icelandic singer Bjork, who shouted “Tibet, Tibet” after performing her song “Declare Independence.” China’s Ministry of Culture responded to Bjork’s action on Friday by posting a statement on its Web site, saying that she “broke Chinese law and hurt Chinese people’s feelings,” The Associated Press reported. Bjork has sung the song before in support of independence movements; performing in Japan in February, she dedicated it to Kosovo.

Björk

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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/08/arts/08arts-CHINAHURTBYB_BRF.html