Lawyers say the police have completely disregarded China's criminal procedural code in the crackdown on the embattled legal profession.
Provincial authorities intensify a demolition campaign targeting visible signs of Christian worship in "China's Jerusalem."
Lawyers, journalists, scholars and activists say China never kept 2008 promises, while human rights conditions have worsened since.
The defense attacks 'numerous holes' in the prosecution case, but isn't optimistic about the outcome.
The raid comes amid a volley of official media reports about the threat of terror attacks on public targets.
The trial of rights activists continues amid fierce legal arguments over the right of the defense to submit evidence and call witnesses.
A second activist says his papers have been confiscated following a seven-month detention over Occupy Central-related posts.
Government critic to seek medical treatment in Germany after receiving passport, held by authorities for four years.
The trial is set to resume with a former defense attorney behind bars on subversion charges amid a nationwide crackdown on lawyers.
Hu Jia has served jail time for writing articles critical of China's bid for the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Many of the lawyers are being held in unknown locations and have no access to legal aid, rights groups say.
Ling Jihua now faces criminal prosecution for "serious disciplinary violations" including taking bribes.
The crackdown will likely have a 'chilling effect' on the legal profession, and on the rule of law in general, they warn.
A liquid hydrogen tank sent up a fireball, destroying homes and shattering glass through neighboring residential areas, Shandong villagers say.
Dozens of lawyers, activists and paralegals are detained missing, while more than 200 have been summoned and threatened by police.
The promotion of Tuo Zhen, who was in charge during press freedom protests outside the Southern media group, sends a signal about future policy.
A South African charity calls for the release of the tourists, who experts say may have obtained information banned by Beijing.
Some 200 rights attorneys have been targeted in the crackdown, with some held on subversion charges.
As more lawyers brace for police raids, experts see China's already weak rule of law facing unprecedented peril.
The authorities are warning lawyers not to post or retweet ‘sensitive’ information about civil activism and protest via social media.
Lawyers linked to the Beijing-based law firm Fengrui are accused of public order offenses dating back to July 2012.
Wang Yu, who has defended high profile activists, has been incommunicado since early Thursday.
A man takes district authorities to court in a landmark dispute over family planning quotas.
State media defend the draft, saying many people are worried about data theft and hacker attacks
The mother of democracy activist Xiong Yan dies after he was denied entry to visit her in April.
Share prices continue to fall sharply as experts point to flaws in the government's rescue plan for the stock market.
Antibiotics in the water supply are re-consumed by humans, adding to the global problem of drug resistance, experts say.
The pro-democracy activists say the charges come more than a year after the fact, and are a form of political retaliation for last year's Umbrella Movement.
The women want their bail restrictions lifted and all charges against them dropped, warning of a broader crackdown on civic groups.
The authorities warn that anyone spreading "rumors" on stock-market linked suicides could be detained.