Pan-democratic politicians say Zhang Xiaoming's promotion is a harbinger of worsening relations with Beijing's central government.
A spike in cardiorespiratory deaths to the north of China's Huai River indicates that the cause of the shorter life expectancy can only be air pollution.
Local officials say the area is at high risk of landslides and rockfalls, citing North Korea's Sept. 3 nuclear test as a contributing factor.
Strict new rules directly link alleged threats to state security with religious activity, making believers vulnerable, campaign groups say.
The group wants U.S. President Donald Trump to freeze any assets and deny visas to police chiefs in charge at the time of Cao Shunli's death in detention.
Zhu Shengwu may lose his license to practice law after he defended a man jailed for calling the country's president 'Steamed Buns Xi'.
The protests are likened to Mao-era political 'struggle sessions,' while university officials say they won't be influenced by such calls.
Lee Ching-yu had booked a room at her hotel to use for a news conference, but was ejected from the venue and prevented from holding it outside.
Taiwan activist Lee Ming-cheh is the first person to be tried under a draconian new law governing foreign non-government organizations operating in mainland China.
Zhen Jianghua is the latest to be taken away on suspicion of 'subversion' for helping others evade censorship online.
Family still has little information about the once celebrated human rights lawyer.
Xie Yanyi calls on President Xi Jinping and other leaders to release all political prisoners and 'move past dictatorship towards civilization.'
Deng Jiewei receives a nine-month jail term in a case that lawyers say makes him a political prisoner.
Students post more banners calling for independence for the city after authorities at one university remove them from campus.
Guangdong-based activist Zhuo Yuzhen has been handed over to police in Jiangmen city, who detained more than 10 participants in July.
Huang Xiaomin will be prosecuted for 'picking quarrels and stirring up trouble' after he supported a call for direct elections for the ruling Chinese Communist Party's supreme leader.
China says it is a victim and shouldn't be held responsible for policing North Korea, while banning online searches linked to the nuclear crisis.
Peng Heping, a friend of poet Langzi who helped publish his last anthology, is believed detained on the same charges linked to a planned anthology in Liu's honor.
Residents of northeastern China report a massive tremor that shook "bowls and chopsticks off the table" as officials say contingency plans are in place.
Attendees at an enforced 'symposium' receive no reply to queries about 'disappeared' colleagues, while being warned not to speak to foreign media about their cases.
In mainland China, teachers also hit out at a history syllabus designed to make students revere the ruling Chinese Communist Party.
President Xi Jinping is expected to reveal the lineup at the highest levels of government, and the list of names will show whether any other faction in the ruling party still has a voice.
Peaceful dissidents, lawyers and rights activists are frequently held incommunicado under laws governing "matters of state security."
Liu Xia, widow of late political prisoner Liu Xiaobo, is being held at an unknown location amid fears for her mental health.
Macau officials have declined to explain how the journalists posed a threat to the city's internal stability and security.
Schools may have to teach the 'proper' use of the anthem from the first grade, while anyone mocking or changing the lyrics could face criminal prosecution under a proposed law.
Rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng has not been seen or heard from since Aug. 13, prompting fears for his safety.
Hada and Xinna's accounts of WeChat have been permanently shut down for "rumor-mongering," while their cell phone signals are being tampered with to prevent their reconnection.
The country's Cyberspace Administration wants to see real-name registration even for passing comments, ensuring that all who comment are traceable by the authorities.
Major protests, fires, accidents and terror attacks are among the "things which cannot be allowed to happen," local officials are told.