Reports that Wu Xiaohui is assisting a government investigation come from a publication backed by the top ruling Chinese Communist Party graft-buster.
An exile group cites reports of more than 100 punishments handed down to ethnic minority Uyghurs in the northwestern region of Xinjiang.
His existing defense team say the government has no right to terminate their instructions, and that they will continue to fight to be allowed to represent him.
The dead man's family bring his body to a government compound, as an angry crowd clashes with police.
A Kazakh source says Chinese nationals holding residence cards for the neighboring country are being ordered to hand them over to Chinese police along with their passports.
Former protest leaders in the self-ruled island forge links with new generation of Hong Kong activists.
More than 100 people sign an open letter, six decades after the ruling Chinese Communist Party hit back at its critics, destroying their lives.
Eight people face charges in the southern province of Guangdong following a protest action last year marking a bloody military crackdown in 1989.
Guo is accused of ordering employees to commit fraud, suggesting Beijing is laying the groundwork for his eventual arrest and trial.
Sources say the migrants are protected by a government policy to 'wipe out nomadic culture' in China's grasslands.
The move targets online content that hasn't been approved in advance by the government, and which includes photos and gossip about celebrities.
The opinion poll comes as the city gears up for official celebrations of the 20th anniversary of the handover.
Jiang Tianyong now faces a minimum 10-year jail term, as his family members say they fear for his personal safety in detention.
The three labor activists found ample evidence of worker abuse at two factories in the Ivanka Trump brand supply chain, a U.S.-based group says.
Rights activists say they don't believe that veteran labor activist Li Wangyang committed suicide in police custody five years ago.
China's envoy to Hong Kong says young people will only be successful if they recognize that their city is part of China.
Hua Haifeng was denied a meeting with a lawyer hired to defend him because of 'an accident in his cell,' his attorney says.
Shi Tingfu is in criminal detention after making a speech asking people not to forget the 1989 student movement in the eastern city of Nanjing.
A former top Communist Party official says systemic corruption in today's China is the direct result of the military crackdown on the 1989 student movement.
But the vigil is increasingly regarded as irrelevant by a younger generation of Hong Kong democracy and rights activists.
Police place a security cordon around a subway station where many are believed to have died, while activists are taken away across the country.
On the 28th anniversary of the bloody crackdown on the Tiananmen Square democracy movement, campaigners for justice for victims are a dwindling group.
A draconian new cybersecurity law goes into effect, along with rules requiring all online news content to have an existing license from the government.
Jiang Tianyong has been held in an unknown location and denied access to a lawyer, while his family say he has been subjected to torture.
Authorities are moving to round up dissidents who remain at large ahead of the politically sensitive anniversary on June 4.
Dong Qi isn't the first to be detained over accusations of support for the wanted Chinese billionaire.
The move is in stark contrast to last week's ruling by a constitutional court in democratic Taiwan that same-sex marriages must be allowed.
The move forms part of a nationwide 'stability maintenance' operation aimed at silencing all forms of public dissent.
Repeated delays to the sentencing of Liu Shaoming for subversion may be because he refuses to make a "confession of his crimes," activists say.
Activists hope the anniversary of the June 4 military crackdown will send a strong message to Beijing about the erosion of the city's traditional freedoms.