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RHA 185th Annual Exhibition Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin ****   “To survive is to win,” the Chinese film director Zhang Yi(...)

Still from The Empress of China: authorities have been on a crusade to introduce greater modesty and morality into public life in China

The historical costume drama The Empress of China, pulled from Chinese televisions screens for “technical reasons” believed to be related to its rac(...)

Film director Zhang Yimou, fined nearly €1 million for breaching China’s one child policy. Photograph: Jo Yong-Hak/Reuters

Film director Zhang Yimou has paid a fine of nearly ¤1 million for fathering more children than permitted, Chinese family planning authorities said on(...)

Chinese director Zhang Yimou during a news conference to promote a movie. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/Files /Reuters

China fined acclaimed film director Zhang Yimou 7.5 million yuan (€910,000) today for having three children - in violation of its country’s strict one(...)

Chinese film director Zhang Yimou has admitted that he defied the country’s one-child policy by having three children with his wife. Photograph: Jo Yong-Hak/Reuters

Chinese film director Zhang Yimou has admitted that he defied the country’s one-child policy by having three children with his wife, but denied report(...)

Chinese director Zhang Yimou reportedly has up to seven children from his two marriages and from relationships with two other women. Photograph: Reuters

Government officials in China are investigating reports that Zhang Yimou, one of the country’s best-known film directors, has fathered numerous(...)