Five more high-ranking officials are disciplined by the ruling Chinese Communist Party.
Riot police attack thousands of people who had blockaded the plant since last week.
The territory's legal profession says recent assertions of power by Beijing could compromise the rule of law.
Ordinary Chinese are sent en masse to unofficial detention centers after trying to lodge complaints in the capital.
The international body calls for Chen Kegui’s immediate release.
Hong Kong's lawyers call for protest over Beijing's white paper asserting its power over the city.
Authorities in Jiangsu province had forced them from their homes.
But commentators say his comments are more of an exercise in damage control than genuine support for democracy.
Dozens more Protestant groups have been ordered to remove crosses visible from highways and train routes.
The three lawyers had originally been held on a lesser, public order charge.
The State Department says Beijing is striving to meet minimum standards for fighting human smuggling.
But relatives and fellow activists fear he may not truly regain his freedom.
The poll is an unofficial referendum on universal suffrage in the 2017 race for chief executive.
However, a lack of funding is engendering widespread corruption, a veteran journalist warns.
Liu Ping, Wei Zhongping and Li Siyu are found guilty of public order offenses.
The attacks come just days after similar attacks on a public poll site campaigning for full democracy.
Hundreds of residents of middle-class residential developments protest over 'stinking air.'
Many sign an open letter in protest at proposed formal limits on their rights and powers.
The move comes after another official blamed excessive lead levels on ‘pencil chewing.’
Organizers say the attack serves the interests of the Chinese government.
A former top official hits out at 'double standards' over large-scale bloodshed in 1989.
Liu Xiaobo's refusal to "admit to his crimes" will likely stand in the way of an early release.
She is held for sending a message about publicizing the anniversary of the brutal students' movement crackdown.
The case will be sent back for a retrial, as the victim's mother says she is saddened by the decision.
Diplomatic observers are denied access amid a heavy police presence around the court.
More public participation is needed to hold the government to its promises, analysts say.
Dozens of legal experts call for an end to the system, under which people can be locked up for up to two years without trial.
A new policy document warns Hong Kong that there is no such thing as 'residual power' amid a campaign for wider democracy.
Guangdong targets hundreds of party cadres with spouses or children permanently resident overseas.
More than a million decide to skip the test and head to overseas institutions.