I read at BBC, that my favorite Chinese film director, Zhang Yimou, has been fined for having too many children.
China fines Zhang Yimou $1.2m over one-child policy breach
China has fined popular film director Zhang Yimou more than one million dollars for violating the country’s one-child policy.
The director, who said he has three children, has 30 days to pay 7.5m yuan ($1.2m, £729,000), state media say.
Mr Zhang, known for directing the Beijing Olympics opening ceremony in 2008, in December apologised for violating the strict policy.
China introduced the policy in the 1970s to curb population growth.
The policy until recently limited most urban couples to a single child. Rural families were allowed to have two children if their first-born was a girl.
But last year, China said it would relax the policy – families will be allowed two children if one parent is an only child.
China is now facing a large imbalance between the sexes. Girl children are aborted in favor of males. When populations have lots of men without mates and enough to do… bad things result. As I understand, there is a black market in women kidnapped and brought into China.
In any event, check out a couple movies by Zhang Yimou.
A great movie! To Live
A great Wuxia movie. Hero
Touching. You might tear up. The Road Home
A great look at the lot of children. Not One Less
Gong Li was in several of his flicks. Raise The Red Lantern