Ji Shulong is taken away by police as her husband is released from detention, as the the country welcomes in the Year of the Dog.
The ‘regrettable’ development means government officials are charged with examining the personal and political views of candidates who have no way to challenge their decisions, lawyers say.
The wife of detained human rights lawyer Yu Wensheng says he has been denied access to a lawyer, and the family has been refused permission to visit him.
Some 60 members of China’s embattled legal profession want an end to the revoking of licenses, and the release of all detained colleagues.
If China is allowed to name features now, it will someday claim the entire area, one expert says.
Sun Zhengcai stands accused of bribery, but political analysts say he plotted to challenge the political supremacy of President Xi Jinping.
A photograph is posted to social media purporting to show the widow of late Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo browsing in a bookstore, but her friends say she still hasn’t been in normal contact.
Former chief secretary Anson Chan calls on ordinary people to ‘stand up and be counted’ in defense of the city’s judicial independence.
An open letter says the Church’s holiness and moral integrity could be damaged if it does a deal with a regime committed to ongoing religious persecution.
Xu Qin, who runs the China Human Rights Observer website, has been an outspoken supporter of many other rights activists and lawyers in recent months.
Nineteen people are dead and more than 60 left injured by the crash as the drivers’ union accuses the bus operator of lying about training.
Analysts say Gui’s attacks on Swedish diplomats are similar to a string of recent televised ‘confessions.’
Philippines could host exercises on South China Sea, foreign department source says.
Lee Ching-yu, wife of jailed Taiwan democracy activist Lee Ming-cheh, is hoping to exert pressure on Beijing via the European Parliament.
Duan Weihong’s detention could be part of a behind-the-scenes power struggle waged via the president’s anti-corruption campaign.
Shi Tingfu marked the bloodshed that ended the 1989 student movement in Beijing by wearing a tee-shirt and making a public speech.
The charges against Sun Lin are linked to posts and retweets he sent, and to his shouting 'Down with the Communist Party!' at a party meeting.
Rescue work is being hampered by continuing aftershocks, as dozens remain missing and buildings list precariously in Hualien County.
The Paris-based group Reporters Without Borders hits out at Apple’s willingness to comply with Beijing’s requests.
Gui Minhai is being held under “coercive measures” by Chinese authorities, sparking an international outcry.
Zhao Suli is allowed a meeting with two relatives and a video call with her son, but activists say she is still under house arrest.
But the court says tougher sentencing guidelines will apply to anyone convicted of using “violence” during future civil disobedience movements.
Meanwhile, a prominent rights lawyer in the southern province of Guangdong fights for his right to practice.
The crackdown comes after spoof versions of The Yellow River Cantata are highlighted by state-run media.
Zhen Jianghua hasn’t been allowed a visit from a lawyer since his detention last September, and is being held under “residential surveillance” at an unknown location.
But many in Hong Kong welcome the move, saying it stems from concern over eroding rights and freedoms in the city.
The nomination is expected to anger Beijing, which rejects criticism of its handling of Hong Kong and holds a grudge against the Nobel committee over Liu Xiaobo's prize in 2010.
Would-be Hong Kong election candidate Ventus Lau says the city’s electoral officer didn’t believe his recent change of heart regarding his support for independence.
The founder of a long-running rights website is in very poor health and remains at risk of further torture and mistreatment, his mother says.
A chorus of concern and criticism has greeted the barring of a would-be pro-democracy election candidate, Agnes Chow, from running in legislative elections.