Analysts blame a recent switch to a catchment-based selection system for elementary schools in major cities.
Two activists and a rights lawyer are released 'on bail.'
Officials say no one who opposes Beijing can be considered as a candidate, while politicians say no real choice is being offered.
The move comes after new rules against spreading 'political news' via the Internet.
Pro-democracy activists and rights groups hit back as Beijing steps up pressure on the universal suffrage campaign.
The move comes ahead of a key announcement on the city's political future by Beijing.
Protestant church-goers are holding 24-hour vigils to protect churches amid a demolition campaign.
Hundreds protest outside government offices in a bid to receive subsistence payments after their fields are destroyed.
There are more people enlisted to manipulate online opinion than active members of the military, reports say.
The wife of one lawyer says police have tried to make her incriminate her husband.
Nian Bin is released after appealing to four separate courts over a forced confession.
Critics hit out at state-run broadcaster CCTV for subverting judicial processes.
'Perverted Chili Pepper' says he fears he will be detained by the authorities over his hard-hitting political satire.
Contracts leasing the grasslands still had 17 years to run, local residents say.
The defense attorneys believe the judge and prosecutors are incapable of offering their clients a fair trial.
The move is a tacit admission of a booming unofficial market in transplant organs.
The authorities have been targeting the entertainment industry in a recent campaign.
Pro-democracy campaigners say attendance figures were skewed to serve Beijing's agenda.
Hada's wife Xinna says police have repeatedly threatened the family as they continue to speak out.
The clashes come as local people blockade a construction site, demanding compensation.
The internal disciplinary system operates entirely outside the law, lawyers say.
One of China’s prominent rights lawyers has been ‘crushed both physically and psychologically,’ says his wife.
But rights lawyers warn that similar cases have resulted in lenient sentences in the past.
Officials tell lawyers they should never defend anyone with links to the banned movement.
The women are calling for severance pay according to China's labor laws.
Netizens say they are used to the sort of data collection Xiaomi apologized for.
The families of three lawyers take to the city's streets, waving placards.
Gao Zhisheng has yet to taste true freedom following his release from a Xinjiang prison, his wife says.
Herders are evacuated, while all evidence of the 'secret' crash is rapidly cleared away.
The relatives of those missing in the blast say they have yet to receive confirmation of their deaths.