The women were pursuing a grievance over the involvement of a grandson in a traffic accident in Henan province.
Hundreds of thousands are recruited or drafted in for a major security operation ahead of June 4.
Soldiers and civilians alike say they are still haunted by some of the scenes they witnessed.
Beijing is using economic clout to curb debate on its policies at home, activists say.
Many users had migrated to WeChat amid government controls on other social media.
Nihon Keizai Shimbun news assistant Xin Jian was taken from her home in Chongqing earlier this month.
Activists and political commentators say the government's rights report confuses human rights with quality of life.
Many hit out at college programs that are ill-designed to meet employers' needs.
Billionaire Liu Han was building his business in the southwestern province of Sichuan while Zhou was in power there.
Anyone involved in "terror attacks" has 30 days to turn themselves in, the authorities say.
The Democracy Award comes ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protest crackdown.
Activists say Li Biyun is in desperate need of medical treatment after prolonged torture in police custody.
The detentions spark fears that some activists may lack access to the right medication.
Analysts say close ties with Russia are underpinning China's attitude to territorial disputes and the fight against 'terrorism.'
Seizures in China account for nearly half of those in the region.
Police security is much tighter than in previous years, a victims' group says.
The US Ambassador is summoned after five Chinese military officers are indicted for hacking.
Qin Yongmin had warned Beijing of disastrous consequences if rights violations continue.
They are repatriated from Mongolia without any explanation, a rights group says.
The move is the latest against government critics in the run-up to the 25th anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown.
A report says the illegal trade is also undermining governance.
Five Guangdong activists are the latest to be held on public order charges.
Lawyers, scholars, and activists say officials have no business meddling in spiritual matters.
The dead man's relatives bring traffic to a standstill by parading his body in protest.
Amnesty International says many countries in the region are ‘widely missing the mark.'
Xiang Nanfu had published stories about organ harvesting and police brutality.
Rights activists say growing social injustice is leading to 'huge pressure' on people at all levels of society.
The protests continue despite government assurances.
Parents say a promised investigation into shoddy construction of school buildings has yet to take place.
He says authorities in Mongolia are bowing to neighboring China’s demands.