Family Planning Commission Orders Zhang Yimou to Retroactively Abort His Two Youngest Children

Sunday, December 8, 2013
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Zhang Yimou to Direct Hotly Anticipated Bo Xilai Trial

Thursday, August 22, 2013
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BEIJING — After weeks of speculation, the Judicial Entertainment Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China announced that Zhang Yimou has agreed to direct the long-awaited trial of disgraced Chongqing party chief and former Politburo member Bo Xilai.

The famed impresario pledged to make the trial “a star-studded extravaganza showcasing the very best in extralegal obfuscation.”

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Zhang Yimou’s Family Stages In-House Production of The Sound of Music

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
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Zhang Yimou Might Have Seven Children

Friday, May 10, 2013

Authorities are investigating reports that director Zhang Yimou has seven children, in violation of family planning policy, which could result in a 160 million yuan fine. Here are the feelings of the Chinese people.

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