Zhang Yimou, movie director behind the 2008 Beijing Olympic ceremonies, has reportedly disappeared after it came out that he violated the one-child-policy. We’d say he should’ve waited for the reform, but dude allegedly has at least seven kids, a big middle finger to either the current or proposed policy. Reuters reports:
In May, online reports surfaced that Zhang, who dazzled the world in 2008 with his Beijing Olympic ceremonies, had at least seven children and could be liable for a 160 million yuan ($26.3 million) fine, Xinhua said.
State media said then that the family planning agency in the southerly city of Wuxi – where Zhang’s wife, Chen Ting, is from – was investigating the case.
Xinhua said the Wuxi Municipal Population and Family Planning Commission “has done everything possible to contact Zhang Yimou and Chen Ting and dispatched a work team that rushed to Beijing to look for Zhang Yimou, but there were no results, they could not find (him)”.
Local family planning officials said they had sent a dozen letters to the Beijing Film Group and the Guangxi Film Group to contact Zhang, according to Xinhua.
“In fact, at this point, we have not received a satisfactory reply,” said an unnamed representative from the Wuxi commission, according to Xinhua.
“No matter who is involved, illegal births will have to be dealt with in accordance with the law.”