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Zhang Yimou pays $1.6m fine for violating China's one-child policy

Published on Feb 7, 2014 7:28 PM
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China's best-known film director Zhang Yimou has paid 7.5 million yuan (S$1.6 million) for violating the one-child policy, officials said on Friday, Feb 7, 2014, closing a case that had attracted widespread attention. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

BEIJING (AFP) - China's best-known film director Zhang Yimou has paid 7.5 million yuan (S$1.6 million) for violating the one-child policy, officials said on Friday, closing a case that had attracted widespread attention.

Following months of rumours that he had fathered up to seven children with different women, Zhang admitted in December that he has two sons and a daughter with his current wife, Chen Ting, all from before they were married.

He also has a daughter with a previous wife.

The family-planning law, implemented in the late 1970s in a bid to prevent over-population, restricts most parents to one child.

 
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