Eyewitnesses say she died after being hit by a car driven by a drunken parliamentary deputy.
Analysts say the committee would likely herald greater controls on activism.
The party has been set up by a vocal supporter of jailed Chinese politician Bo Xilai.
Students abroad have parents whose fortunes are linked to that of the ruling Chinese Communist Party.
Authorities step up measures to tracking down property abroad bought with taxpayers' money.
State media's coverage of the explosions is in marked contrast to last week's Tiananmen jeep crash.
The mother and brother of Chen Guangcheng arrive in New York to visit the activist and legal scholar.
But friends who had planned to visit Chen Guangcheng in New York are blocked by authorities.
Official media say the explosions are the result of 'self-made' bombs in a location often thronging with petitioners.
Police detain 17 protesters after villagers blame local industry for elevated levels of lead in their blood tests.
Thousands of petitioners descend on Beijing seeking to resolve complaints against the Communist Party.
And in Fujian, a woman drinks pesticide after being taunted by a local official.
One activist is formally arrested, while another says he was kept in chains for days.
Teachers say the government tried to cancel their civil service status as they approach retirement.
The elderly man opposed a sell-off of valuable land by an outgoing village leader.
Liu Shasha has been incommunicado for days after being detained by state security police last week, her supporters say.
Genuine judicial independence can't take place without full-scale reform, they say.
Lawyers for three activists say authorities refused to give them a fair hearing.
State-run television airs footage of the handcuffed reporter saying he took bribes.
Analysts say the campaign is unlikely to be exhaustive, however.
The fallen Chinese political star's life sentence is confirmed.
Her lawyer and husband say she was framed by local judicial officials.
Media outlets are banned from writing about the incident.
The ruling Chinese Communist Party should listen to the voices of its own citizens, they say.
The New Express calls on police to make evidence against its reporter public or let him go.
Many say they have no food to eat after being laid off a decade ago.
Lawyers say more victims may yet come forward.
China is stepping up obstruction of critical reporting outside its borders.
Wang Gongquan is charged with public order offenses after sending tweets in support of an anti-corruption movement.
Villagers in Shantou say they have still had no official response on the sell-off of their valuable farmland for development.