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Director Zhang Yimou sued for too many children

Famed Chinese film director Zhang Yimou is being sued by two lawyers for breaking China

MGN Online

BEIJING (AP) - Famed Chinese film director Zhang Yimou is being sued by two lawyers for breaking China's one-child policy, in what they are calling a protest against rich people flouting the rules.

Jia Fangyi said Friday he and Guo Chengxi want Zhang to pay 1 billion yuan ($164 million) in compensation for the use of public services and as a punishment. Although Zhang already faces a fine that could run into the millions of dollars, Jia said he and Guo didn't feel that was enough to deter other wealthy people from defying the regulations.

Zhang, who directed "House of Flying Dragons" and "Hero," admitted Sunday having three children with his wife.

People caught breaking China's family planning policy must pay a "social compensation fee" based on their annual income.

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