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Top China filmmaker investigated over seven children

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One of China's most famous movie directors is facing a $26 million fine for having seven children in violation of China's strict family planning laws, media reports said Thursday. 

Chinese director Zhang Yimou attends the Marrakesh International Film Festival on December 2, 2012. One of China's most famous movie directors, Zhang, is facing a $26 million fine for having seven children in violation of China's strict family planning laws, media reports said Thursday.

Zhang Yimou, the maker of "Raise the Red Lantern" and "Red Sorghum", is being investigated by family planning officials in the eastern city of Wuxi, the website of the People's Daily newspaper reported.

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