The move comes amid fears that right-wing rhetoric in Japan will deny the massacre took place.
Speculation is mounting that a formal announcement could come soon.
But the U.S. report salutes 'the awesomely courageous acts of individuals' in expanding the cause of human rights.
The student is designated an 'unstable element' after joining demonstrations and trying to document corrupt practices by security guards.
The climate is worsening for anyone trying to complain about the government, activists say.
The man says heavy pollution has put his health at risk and caused him economic losses.
The attack has prompted renewed calls for the city's traditional freedoms to be protected.
Northern China has been choking under a smog blanket for days, sparking stinging online satire and criticism.
Her husband says the sentence shows might has triumphed over the rule of law.
They call on citizens to join a movement to protect freedom of expression in the territory.
Local officials say police in full riot gear were sent in because the dance had an 'ulterior motive.'
Liu Xia is denied permission to go overseas, but allowed to seek treatment at the hospital of her choice.
China's Communist Party accuses a multi-millionnaire businessman of "mafia-like" behavior.
Any recognition of North Korean defectors as refugees could saddle China with a humanitarian crisis.
Yao Wentian was detained after he received threats from Beijing about the highly critical book.
Wang says his detention by Hangzhou state security police last week was illegal.
Chinese veterans hold ceremony in border crossing in Pingxiang while Vietnamese activists chant slogans in Hanoi.
Bloggers hope that overseas pressure will help them tear down the "Great Firewall."
Activists use Valentine's Day to call for her release.
Victims include rights activists who complain against the Communist Party.
State media now says reports that Beijing is barely fit for human habitation were 'exaggerated.'
Far more believed going on behind the scenes of a raid on China's 'sin city.'
The report is small beer compared with rampant high-level power abuses, analysts say.
The Internet has only a limited ability to get around all-encompassing state censorship, analysts say.
Government figures on the number of trials are getting less and less transparent, a rights group says.
Health officials in China and Hong Kong say there is no evidence of a crucial mutation in the virus—yet.
Prominent Shandong activist Xue Mingkai is believed to be under secret detention by the Chinese authorities.
Officials with vested economic interests retain control over legally 'protected' reserves and beauty spots.
Guo Feixiong's case has been sent back to police for 'further investigation.'
Liu Xia has asked permission to seek medical treatment overseas.