Hua Yong had spent several weeks documenting the city-wide mass eviction of out-of-town migrants from Beijing.
The Human Rights Day protest comes after thousands of migrant laborers and small traders are forced from their homes in the capital in the name of fire safety.
Beijing's narrow focus on basic economic rights means those less powerful are unable to speak out for themselves, activists say.
Feng Xiuqin's death was the result of unbearable emotional trauma and sleep-deprivation after the authorities detained her husband, her family say.
Chinese cybersecurity police tell activist Zhang Guanghong that they obtained evidence against him using a security 'backdoor.'
A feminist activist and a legal professional leave the city after police harassment, as police cordon off the entire venue, forbidding public access.
The paper tells readers close to the border with North Korea how to survive the worst effects of a nuclear blast in their backyard.
The prominent rights lawyer went missing during a July 2015 raid on the Beijing Fengrui law firm, and is believed to be facing subversion charges.
Chang Tieh-chih was likely refused entry at Beijing's behest, pro-democracy activists and politicians say.
Han Liang makes his speech several days ahead of World Human Rights Day, in order to evade detention by police.
Former People's Liberation Army (PLA) veterans who fought Vietnam in 1979 say they have yet to receive promised pensions and other benefits that were promised to them.
President Xi Jinping's notion of cyber-sovereignty could entail enforcement of Chinese laws far beyond its borders.
The writer made the comments following a string of reports of traditional grazing lands lost to development by Chinese-run companies.
Three women's rights activists have been under increasing pressure to leave Guangzhou after they planned an anti-sexual harassment campaign on public transport.
Activists say heavy surveillance and police warnings are enough to stop them taking part in HIV/AIDS advocacy events.
Women's rights activist Su Changlan still faces restrictions on her freedom to travel, alongside her family, following the end of her jail term.