The building of a 3 km runway will significantly boost China's military reach in the disputed maritime region, analysts say.
The city beats Kazakhstan's Almaty by just four votes, as the Chinese authorities move in on activists who opposed the bid at home.
The online claims are made by someone claiming to have proof of financial and sexual misconduct, but the temple has vehemently denied them.
The new bill is unlikely to shift widespread ‘problems’ with police attitudes to violence in the home, activists say.
Chen Kegui says he will seek medical treatment but expects little freedom following release from prison.
Chinese police are trying to persuade the veteran journalist not to plead 'not guilty' at her second appeal, and to fire her lawyer.
Zhejiang Protestants are planning a mass civil disobedience campaign in protest at the ‘urban renewal’ program they say targets their beliefs.
Tibetans and Uyghurs say they dread another round of government persecution like the one that accompanied the last Olympics.
Individual investors are highly skeptical that the government can deliver, in spite of its promises.
Lawyers say the police have completely disregarded China's criminal procedural code in the crackdown on the embattled legal profession.
Provincial authorities intensify a demolition campaign targeting visible signs of Christian worship in "China's Jerusalem."
Lawyers, journalists, scholars and activists say China never kept 2008 promises, while human rights conditions have worsened since.
The defense attacks 'numerous holes' in the prosecution case, but isn't optimistic about the outcome.
The raid comes amid a volley of official media reports about the threat of terror attacks on public targets.
The trial of rights activists continues amid fierce legal arguments over the right of the defense to submit evidence and call witnesses.
A second activist says his papers have been confiscated following a seven-month detention over Occupy Central-related posts.
Government critic to seek medical treatment in Germany after receiving passport, held by authorities for four years.
The trial is set to resume with a former defense attorney behind bars on subversion charges amid a nationwide crackdown on lawyers.
Hu Jia has served jail time for writing articles critical of China's bid for the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Many of the lawyers are being held in unknown locations and have no access to legal aid, rights groups say.
Ling Jihua now faces criminal prosecution for "serious disciplinary violations" including taking bribes.
The crackdown will likely have a 'chilling effect' on the legal profession, and on the rule of law in general, they warn.
A liquid hydrogen tank sent up a fireball, destroying homes and shattering glass through neighboring residential areas, Shandong villagers say.
Dozens of lawyers, activists and paralegals are detained missing, while more than 200 have been summoned and threatened by police.
The promotion of Tuo Zhen, who was in charge during press freedom protests outside the Southern media group, sends a signal about future policy.
A South African charity calls for the release of the tourists, who experts say may have obtained information banned by Beijing.
Some 200 rights attorneys have been targeted in the crackdown, with some held on subversion charges.
As more lawyers brace for police raids, experts see China's already weak rule of law facing unprecedented peril.
The authorities are warning lawyers not to post or retweet ‘sensitive’ information about civil activism and protest via social media.
Lawyers linked to the Beijing-based law firm Fengrui are accused of public order offenses dating back to July 2012.