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Director's paternity sparks debate

Updated: 2013-12-03 08:12
By Cang Wei in Nanjing and Xu Wei in Beijing ( China Daily)

Critics of family planning policy say celebrities can dodge real punishment

Family planning authorities confirmed on Monday that film director Zhang Yimou fathered three children out of wedlock, ending months of speculation that he had fathered as many as seven children by various mothers.

Zhang admitted to having three children with his current wife, Chen Ting, and he apologized on Sunday evening in a statement posted on his studio's micro blog.

Director's paternity sparks debate