Acclaimed Chinese film director Zhang Yimou has publicly apologized for flouting the government’s one-child rule, Reuters reports.
In a confession posted on his official Weibo account, the director of Hero and House of Flying Daggers wrote that he and his wife, Chen Ting, had three children together, a crime that could expose the couple to punitive fines. “For the negative consequences of my actions, I would like to express to the public my heartfelt apologies,” Zhang wrote.
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Investigators for the family-planning council told local media that they had summoned the director’s agent to their office for questioning and that they would eventually release the results of their investigation to the public.