Controversial clandestine unit sows fear as Beijing's anti-corruption sweep rolls up dissidents outside the nation's borders
ADHOC workers, election commissioner and United Nations official all face charges in investigation that is colored by politics.
They are taken into custody after trying to mediate in an argument between a Tibetan and a Chinese driver.
Staff and activists say the dismissal of Keung Kwok-yuen had little to do with cost-cutting, and call for his reinstatement.
Celebrity tweeter and real estate mogul Ren Zhiqiang's party membership is placed on probation for "serious violations" of discipline.
Fisherman protest, while focus on cause returns to Taiwan venture building huge steel mill as experts reject red tide explanation.
Civil society groups have demanded that the government form a commission to inspect mines that have violated industry regulations.
But sales of Taedonggang beer are limited to stores that carry products for the Korean communities in two cities in Liaoning province.
Residents are divided into groups and threatened with collective punishment for failing to enforce regulations.