New rules say complaints against the government must be dealt with at the local level.
Authorities have shut down two water supply companies after excessive levels of ammonia-nitrogen are found in a major river.
The two men were helping striking workers draft clear proposals in the ongoing dispute.
Former Masanjia inmate Liu Hua escapes from house arrest after being released from a detention center.
The massive sinkhole takes with it three generations of the same family, their house and much of their farm.
Five urban management officers are set upon by enraged bystanders after beating a citizen journalist.
Thousands join the strike in defiance of official warnings over the consequences.
Two of the activists look set to appeal their 'unjust' jail terms.
Environmentalists warn the true levels of pollution may be much higher, however.
Herders say their livestock have been killed by river pollution from a mining company.
Song Lin has vowed to pursue the individuals and organizations responsible through the courts.
The factory numbers Nike and Adidas among its clients, but its workers say they are owed payments.
Two more Zhou allies are investigated, while a former president turns out in public to show support.
Tan Zuoren says he will focus on allegations of shoddy school construction linked to graft.
Southern Maoming city sees a second bout of violent clashes this month.
Part of Lanzhou's water supply is shut off as benzene levels reach 20 times national safety limits.
Xu reacts with defiance in court, saying the case against him is 'absurd.'
Veteran activist Zhao Changqing says he wasn't present at last year's anti-graft protests.
Analysts say anti-corruption probes are being used as political campaigns.
The court refuses to provide original documents in the portfolio of evidence for the prosecution, they say.
Riot police are deployed to break up the protest over an end to guaranteed jobs for the children of employees.
Authorities still hold a rights activist who reported a self-immolation protest on Tiananmen Square.
Ding Jiaxi's defense was not allowed to speak on his behalf or cross-examine witnesses, the lawyer says.
Some activists evade police for long enough to pay their respects, while others are prevented from leaving home.
Local people say their drinking water has been 'poisoned' by trash buried in a nearby dumping ground.
The authorities ignore requests for meetings with three lawyers being held in a Heilongjiang detention center.
Feng Congde, veteran of the 1989 student protests in Beijing 25 years ago, says Taiwan's Occupy movement could improve the island's democracy.
The herders are calling on the government to compensate them for grazing bans, as promised by Beijing.
Authorities say 18 people have been detained during five days of demonstrations and clashes with police.
A relative hits out at the investigation into Zhou Yongkang's family.