Staff and activists say the dismissal of Keung Kwok-yuen had little to do with cost-cutting, and call for his reinstatement.
Rights groups say the law will escalate repression and cripple human rights work in China.
Tsering Woeser and husband Wang Lixiong have been confined to their home until Friday.
Ilham Tohti is named as a finalist for the Martin Ennals Award, which honors those who defend human rights at great risk to themselves.
The human rights advocate, most famous for exposing China's Laogai prison camps, dies while on vacation.
Campaigners say Guo Feixiong needs urgent medical treatment and fear he may die in custody.
Ilham Tohti's family rely on handouts from friends as they struggle to make ends meet on his wife's small salary.
Groups will have to find a sponsoring body and submit to regular police supervision if the draft law is passed.
Eviction activist Ni Yulan is in failing health under house arrest and faces further eviction from her rented home.
Wang Jing gets nearly five years' imprisonment for "picking quarrels and stirring up trouble" in cyberspace.
Activist Chen Qitang stands trial for 'incitement to subvert state power' after he posted a political commentary in October 2014.
Residents of Xitangqiao township are campaigning against a planned waste incinerator plant near their homes.
Five people are detained after they show up in support of Su Changlan outside the court in Foshan, rights groups say.
President Xi Jinping's new role gives him more command over military operations in a potential war scenario.
Reporters Without Borders raps China, Laos, North Korea and Vietnam in region where freedoms 'worsened significantly.'
Media industry groups say cost-cutting claims by the Ming Pao management are dubious, and that Keung Kwok-yuen was a dissenting editorial voice.
One activist who tried to attend the trial of Yuan Fengchu and Yuan Xiaohua is tortured by police.