Hide and Seek between the Communist Family Planning
And Zhang Yimou
Zhang Yimou, the Chinese film director said to have seven
children by four women is on top of the news recently.
According to Family Planning Commission of Wuxi, Jiangsu,
Zhang Yimou, allegedly violating the one-child policy, has
Chinese media found the officials perfunctory in the policy
and asked the pubic security to step in.
Nanjing newspaper front page also had a cover story on
Zhang Yimou as a missing person.
The Chinese Internet users and media are displaying
“Finding Zhang Yimou."
On Nov. 26, the Oriental Guardian front page had a full size
article on the missing person, film director Zhang Yimou;
Changsha Evening News suggested mobilizing police, courts,
and prosecutors to find Zhang Yimou.
Many Internet users have also participated in a relay to
help Family Planning to find Zhang Yimou.
An Internet posting entitled, “missing person" was widely
circulated on the internet.
It stated: “Those who know the whereabouts of Zhang Yimou,
please contact Wuxi Family Planning Commission".
What is the reason for such enthusiasm in finding
Early May this year, media exposed that Zhang has at least
Under the strict one-child policy, the Internet users asked for
a thorough investigation on Zhang Yimou’s violation.
At that time, Family Planning Commission of Wuxi
where Zhang Yimou’s current wife Chen Ting resides
claimed that investigation has been conducted on
Zhang Yimou’s case.
But six months went by and there is no progress.
Pressured by the Internet users and the media, Wuxi authorities
indicated on Nov. 19 that they have not been able to get hold
of Zhang Yimou and Chen Ting.
Even a special team to Beijing could not locate Zhang Yimou.
With the 63 -year-old Zhang Yimou public figure and his
film, the authorities’ response drew criticism.
It is not that they can’t but they don’t want to.
The media questioned, “Is Zhang Yimou gone or is the
investigator perfunctory?" and “They can’t find Zhang
Yimou or they don’t want to look for him?"
Internet writer Jing Chu says that it is obvious that the public
is attacking Zhang Yimou purposefully.
It reflects people’s resentment at the different treatment
of a public figure and the ordinary people.
It also shows that people despise Zhang Yimou for his support
for the Chinese Communist Party.
Jing Chu, Internet writer: “Zhang Yimou’s films have switched
from showing the suffering of the Chinese people to praising
His films such as Red Sorghum and Raise the Red Lantern
reflected the hardships.
But the Hero was a film to totally praise the autocracy."
Zhang Yimou is considered to be the loyal director of former
leader Jiang Zemin.
The Hero was filmed under the guidance of Jiang Zemin
with distorted history to justify June 4 massacre and
Jiang Zemin’s persecution and repression of Falun Gong.
Jiang Zemin had purposely allocated $ 30 million dollars
from the state treasury to Zhang Yimou and promised
all green lights for the movie.
Former Shandong University professor Sun Wenguang notes
that Zhang Yimou has enjoyed many honors and privileges
by succumbing to the lies of the Chinese Communist Party.
Sun Wenguang, former professor of Shandong University:
“The family planning will fine an ordinary person
who has two children. Some were even discharged.
There was a faculty person in our university fined for having
His salary was downgraded by two levels and
he was almost expelled from his position.
Why does he (Zhang) have so many children? What kind of
punishment did he get? They need to be exposed."
Sun Wenguang questioned, if he did not get punished,
why others should be punished?
Is it because of his prominent status which entitled him
the protection from the authorities?
Are the rich and famous free from following the rules?
On the 25th, an Internet user claiming to be Zhang Yimou’s
brother-in-law posted a blog saying that Zhang’s first son
was born after his marriage with Chen Ting.
His three kids’ names are Yinan, Yidin, and Yijiao.
He does not believe Chen Ting’s kids were born by
violating the rules.
In early November, Chinese media questioned the fourth child
being a violation of the one-child policy.
It also reported that Chen Ting lives in a mansion and
owns six luxury cars.
The Southern Entertainment Weekly quoted a source saying
that Chen Ting’s four children had a house registry last
November at the police station near their house by the lake.
The source indicated that it is easy for the Wuxi authorities
to find Chen Ting and her four children.
Her parents also live in Wuxi. The lack of progress was mainly
because someone is behind it, “a guest of honor".
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