Director Zhang Yimou was fined a total of 7.48 million yuan (US$1.1 million) in 2014 for having three children in breach of the law. Photo: Handout Director Zhang Yimou was fined a total of 7.48 million yuan (US$1.1 million) in 2014 for having three children in breach of the law. Photo: Handout
Director Zhang Yimou was fined a total of 7.48 million yuan (US$1.1 million) in 2014 for having three children in breach of the law. Photo: Handout

Man who broke China’s harsh child restriction laws by having 8 children gets massive fine reduction

  • The family kept having children until they had two boys. One daughter was given away because they could not afford to support her
  • Medieval and misogynistic ideas about the value of sons over daughters persist in much of China

Topic |   China Society
Director Zhang Yimou was fined a total of 7.48 million yuan (US$1.1 million) in 2014 for having three children in breach of the law. Photo: Handout Director Zhang Yimou was fined a total of 7.48 million yuan (US$1.1 million) in 2014 for having three children in breach of the law. Photo: Handout
Director Zhang Yimou was fined a total of 7.48 million yuan (US$1.1 million) in 2014 for having three children in breach of the law. Photo: Handout
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