One group is targeted for meeting outside officially approved church worship times, while another is told they can't use their previous venue.
Chinese travel agencies say they have been quietly ordered not to take tour groups to the Holy See, 'because that state doesn't legally recognize us.'
Jiang's family says it doesn't accept the sentence and that his 'confession' was probably obtained under duress in the absence of independent legal counsel.
The search for 'disappeared' rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng still yields no clear answers, 100 days after he goes missing.
Liu Xia recently underwent surgery, and is suffering from 'very severe' depression, her friends and supporters say.
The government only releases details of the outbreak after it occurs, prompting criticisms over its lack of transparency.
'To Follow You is to Follow the Sun' is launched to great fanfare in Beijing as state media publishes a lengthy article praising China's now-supreme leader.
Officials comments come as a U.S. congressional body raises serious concerns over the rule of law in the city.
Officials are ordering Muslims in Xinjiang to hand in any religious items, as well as clothing and other goods from neighboring Kazakhstan.
Human rights lawyer Li Yuhan's arrest on public order charges is likely a case of political retaliation by officials she has accused of wrongdoing.
A 'star' student stabs a teacher to death after a dispute over homework set for completion during a rare rest day.
China moves closer to total control of the online activities of more than 730 million internet users, the annual report finds.
Police defile the teenagers passport in incident that took place as Wang's grim account of her arrest and detention is published.
Collaborator was released on bail but forced to leave city where he has a job and family.
The university declines to explain why, but Yang Shaozheng says he had been warned to 'keep his mouth shut' on political topics.
Up to 500 ethnic Kazakh owners of businesses large and small are detained and 'sent to Yining city,' a local resident says.
Author Clive Hamilton said he was surprised at the extent to which Beijing's agents have infiltrated Australia's political, social and cultural life, and has vowed to publish the book anyway.