He's addressed the reporting on his China concerts at his website:
Is he telling the truth?
Dylan scammed/pranked the press early in his career. It's not something he's really done for some time now, however. And to deny this, if it were true, would explode in his face. So I am assuming it is true. We'll let his words stand as a correction to my two commentaries last month.
Closing with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"