The International Federation of Journalists slams deteriorating ethics among media organizations for becoming 'propaganda tools' for Beijing.
Activists fear the government may simply be trying to whitewash the problem by controlling smog reports more tightly.
Ye Haiyan has refused to stay quiet on social media and recently posted an essay criticizing the Maoist left.
The warnings come as a new opinion poll shows that some 40 percent of young Hong Kong people don't oppose independence.
Zhao Ziyang was a reform-minded liberal who fell from grace during the 1989 democracy movement on Beijing's Tiananmen Square.
Wang Ling and her son Miao Juyou arrive in Bangkok to apply for resettlement after two fellow petitioners die in Henan.
State news agency suggests total control of domain names may be on the cards in new draft regulations.
Xi Jinping appears to fear that social unrest could undermine Communist Party rule ahead of a major political congress later in the year.
A newspaper with close ties to the ruling party says Tillerson's comments were unprofessional and that Beijing won't be intimidated.
Hong Kong second-in-command Carrie Lam resigned on Thursday, signaling her intention to run for the city's top job in elections in March.
The clashes are sparked by a dispute over suspected official corruption surrounding an urban redevelopment project in the southern city.
Human Rights Watch says President Xi Jinping ‘has embarked on the most intense crackdown since the Tiananmen era.’
The report comes as police in Hong Kong and Taiwan arrest 10 people in connection with attacks on pro-independence politicians.
The ruling Chinese Communist Party is concerned that 'geographical information' could be leaked that would endanger national security.
A new investigative group will gather evidence of rights abuses that could see the U.S. assets of perpetrators frozen.
California State University historian Song Yongyi says the Chinese president has 'big dreams' but may not be able to realize them.
Some 500 herdsmen petition for subsidies they are entitled to for setting aside grassland from grazing.