Campaigners want to bring pressure via the country's parliament in their complaint over land grabs.
The son of a former central military commander is among those under investigation.
Rights groups welcome the verdict, but call for a change in rules that encourage abuse of vulnerable women.
More than 10 of Li Biyun's friends are bundled onto a bus and detained for several hours.
Hong Kong police used 'excessive force' against civilians during the Occupy Central movement, Amnesty International says.
He was handed a two-and-a-half year suspended sentence for running a political magazine and criticizing Chinese leaders.
Myanmar police set up roadblocks in a bid to stop arms smugglers from supplying rebel forces.
International attention on Hong Kong could help maintain the city's 'one country, two systems' arrangement with Beijing, commentators say.
More than 1,000 travel early to the capital to evade a tight security cordon.
Citizens with grievances against the government say they had hoped to have their complaints heard.
Joshua Wong is in the United States to give a talk on the regional importance of pro-democracy movements in East Asia.
Democracy activists are refused entry into mainland China for taking part in 'illegal' protests.
Many of China's prisoners of conscience will spend the New Year holiday behind bars.
Many are sleeping rough, while others live in constant fear of detention by police.
Key union splits as allegations of government interference in universities spark concerns over academic freedom.
Rights group network says Beijing isn't complying with an anti-torture treaty signed in 1988.
Last year is the 'cruelest year' since the crackdown on the Tiananmen democracy movement.