|Zhang Yimou and his wife finally admit to having more than one child|
After that story came out, there was no word of the 62-year-old Zhang until now. He has come out and admitted he has four children -- three with his current wife, and another from his first.
His office issued an open letter through its verified Sina weibo account late on Sunday saying the director and his wife Chen Ting have two sons and a daughter, which violates the one-child policy.
Zhang and his wife "expressed their sincere apology to the public for the negative social impact that this has created," the letter said.
It was unsure how the couple had managed to evade the family planning authorities until now. The family planning office in Wuxi's Binhu district confirmed Zhang and Chen had sent representatives to accept the investigation and that it was underway.
Or is Zhang's star fading in political circles? Even having kids is political in China.