Rights activists say violations of labor laws and minimum wage regulations are rife among Chinese employers, however.
Art that is made to serve political ends can only ever be 'fake culture,' Ai says in response.
Thousands call on the authorities to ensure that “the biggest mass murderer in history” isn’t celebrated in Australia.
Miners say the company has failed to use money deducted from their salaries to pay into social security schemes.
A Communist Party official is met with protests as the island launches annual military exercises simulating an attack from China.
Yang Wei was handed a 10-day administrative sentence without a trial after he requested a registration form for election candidates.
Yang Maoping was prevented from entering a prison hospital in the southern province of Guangdong where her brother has been transferred.
Guo had refused food and drink for more than 100 days in protest at the treatment of political prisoners, including himself.
The mostly Muslim Uyghur ethnic group is being targeted amid a massive security clampdown in the city.
Bowen College in the northwestern province of Gansu fired Liu Lingli after she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2014.
Some who criticize the government or complain about its actions say their children are being punished with exclusion from education.
Guo Feixiong's family have heard that he may have been moved, but details have yet to emerge.
New requirements target live-streaming and make chief editors personally responsible for problems.
The threat follows a string of detentions, jailings and physical attacks on the city's once-free press.
Pastors are barred from leading prayers or preaching, and reading the Bible aloud is prohibited.
Bao Tong, Gao Yu and Pu Zhiqiang are prevented from attending a dinner with 'friends from out of town.'
Former Olympic champions fall by the wayside as the country's gold medal haul drops sharply.
The activists unfurled a banner on top of a mountain near Changsha to mark the 100th day of Guo Feixiong's protest.
Xie Yang's wife hits out at an official cover-up, as lawyers and relatives are repeatedly denied permission to visit him.
A top geologist says all the necessary rules are in place to protect local communities but that the 'money has gone missing.'
Local residents say city-wide security checks and closures in host city Hangzhou are a 'nuisance.'
Teachers and lawmakers say the warning will chill freedom of speech and political debate in the city.
The government meanwhile warns netizens not to post or tweet photos or news linked to the protest.
The loved ones of detained rights lawyers and their associates are deemed 'guilty by association.'
Su Changlan, 45, was charged with subversion after she showed public support for Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement.
Security personnel have Lianyungang under lock-down as protests enter their sixth day amid pitched battles with police.
More than 20 die after a steam pipe explodes at a power station in Hubei province.
The annual report finds that China, Vietnam, Myanmar and North Korea all have issues with religious practices.
Police in Inner Mongolia’s eastern Shin-Barag Left Banner have evicted herders and their livestock from their traditional summer pastures.
Authorities in the eastern port city of Lianyungang have tightened security and declared anti-nuclear protests 'illegal.'