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China fines top filmmaker $1.2 mn over children

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Chinese authorities said Thursday they have fined the country's best-known film director Zhang Yimou 7.5 million yuan ($1.2 million) for violating the one-child policy. 

Chinese director Zhang Yimou receives an award on December 2, 2012 during the 12th Marrakesh International Film Festival in Morocco

After months of rumours that he had fathered as many as seven children with several different women, Zhang -- who already has a daughter with his ex-wife -- acknowledged in December that he has two sons and another daughter with his current wife -- all born before they got married.

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