The 17 petitioners are a rare example of herders who live far apart uniting, a rights group says.
Activists doubt whether a "Chinese Mandela" could emerge under the Communist Party.
Local residents fear the plant will pollute their air and underground wells.
The eastern city of Nanjing sees its worst smog day yet.
A regional military expert discusses Beijing's controversial air defense zone.
Top Chinese rights lawyers defending the anti-corruption activists say they were prevented from finishing their arguments.
His post had challenged the textbook view of the Five Heroes of Langya Mountain.
Defense witnesses say they are being prevented from leaving home in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangxi.
China's moon launch comes hard on the heels of India's Mars mission.
Police swoop after the protest moves from a government ministry to a busy shopping district.
The system is already overloaded with complaints that have remained unresolved.
The majority of such arrests are in areas where ethnic minority unrest is widely reported.
The dispute over islands in the East China Sea could be getting dangerous, experts say.
The choir is going ahead with rehearsals as police detain a key soloist on her way to Beijing.
Villagers fear the landfill and sorting site will pollute water sources and farmland.
Local residents demand an explanation for why they weren't evacuated when the pipeline first sprang a leak.
A veteran dissident speaks of how he came to be convinced cannibalism occurred on a large scale.