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Renowned Chinese film director Xie Jin dies

2008-10-18 06:17:59 GMT2008-10-18 14:17:59 (Beijing Time) Xinhua English

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HANGZHOU, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- Famous Chinese film director Xie Jin died early Saturday at the age of 85 in the eastern province of Zhejiang.

A hotel waiter in Shangyu City found at around 7:40 a.m. that Xie had stopped breathing, according to the city's publicity department.

Xie, born in 1923, was a native of Shangyu. He arrived in the city on Friday evening to attend the 100th anniversary of the founding of his alma mater - Chunhui Middle School.

A number of films directed by Xie had won top awards in the country.

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