News of the visit comes amid reports that China's President Xi Jinping will cut off financial support to the isolated Stalinist state.
One commentator loses his job, while another is forced to relocate back to his hometown, away from his life in another city.
The wholesale market is the latest to be closed in a bid to curb the migrant population and 'low-end' businesses.
President Xi Jinping's bid to eradicate critical voices and use corruption probes as a political weapon comes ahead of an expected reshuffle at the 19th Party Congress.
Academics who post "red essays" online backing up the current line of the ruling Chinese Communist Party will receive higher scores in assessments of research excellence.
The move appears aimed at silencing Mo Shaoping ahead of an important Communist Party congress, one source says.
Critics of the ruling Chinese Communist Party say they are being targeted for surveillance and monitoring ahead of a major political meeting next month.
Pan-democratic politicians say Zhang Xiaoming's promotion is a harbinger of worsening relations with Beijing's central government.
A spike in cardiorespiratory deaths to the north of China's Huai River indicates that the cause of the shorter life expectancy can only be air pollution.
Local officials say the area is at high risk of landslides and rockfalls, citing North Korea's Sept. 3 nuclear test as a contributing factor.
Strict new rules directly link alleged threats to state security with religious activity, making believers vulnerable, campaign groups say.
The group wants U.S. President Donald Trump to freeze any assets and deny visas to police chiefs in charge at the time of Cao Shunli's death in detention.
Zhu Shengwu may lose his license to practice law after he defended a man jailed for calling the country's president 'Steamed Buns Xi'.
The protests are likened to Mao-era political 'struggle sessions,' while university officials say they won't be influenced by such calls.
Lee Ching-yu had booked a room at her hotel to use for a news conference, but was ejected from the venue and prevented from holding it outside.
Taiwan activist Lee Ming-cheh is the first person to be tried under a draconian new law governing foreign non-government organizations operating in mainland China.
Zhen Jianghua is the latest to be taken away on suspicion of 'subversion' for helping others evade censorship online.