BEIJING, CHINA - APRIL 23: Russian director Nikita Mikhalkov (L) and Chinese film director Zhang Yimou attends the Third Beijing International Film Festival Closing Ceremony and Award Presentation Ceremony at China National Convention Center on April 23, 2013 in Beijing, China.
Zhang Yimou can reach high. He belongs to the Jiang faction. His film ‘Hero’ was to back Jiang Zemin, that is, justifying Jiang’s persecution of Falun Gong. Who dares to challenge one with such a strong supporter? Even if they knew, the local family-planning committee could do nothing.
If a cultural figure has such powerful backing, no one would dare touch him. The local family planning authorities know that they can't interfere with Zhang YimouMore quotes »
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