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Chinese director Zhang Yimou during a photo call for his film "The Flowers of War" at the 62nd edition of the Berlinale, International Film Festival in Berlin. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)

Star Chinese director admits defying 1-child rule

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese director Zhang Yimou has admitted flouting his country’s strict family planning rules by having three children with his wife, but rejected rumors that he had fathered seven children with several women. […]

12/01/2013

Visitors to the forbidden city carry children holding the Chinese national flags in Beijing, China, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Easing of China policy may not result in baby boom

BEIJING (AP) — Don’t expect a new Chinese baby boom, experts say, despite the first easing of the country’s strict one-child policy in three decades. Some 15 million to 20 million Chinese parents will be allowed […]

11/16/2013

A computer user sits near displays with a message from the Chinese police on the proper use of the internet at an internet cafe in Beijing, China, Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

China silencing famous Chinese bloggers

BEIJING (AP) — Bestselling Chinese author Murong Xuecun had nearly 4 million followers on his Twitter-like microblog. One day in May his account disappeared. So did his profiles on several other social media sites. No […]

08/19/2013

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