Like late Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo earlier this year, Yang Tianshui was denied permission to leave China to seek medical treatment..
China promises lavish welcome, 'constructive' talks, as activists highlight human rights abuses.
Beijing says the move is aimed at 'booing' and other protests like those recently staged by Hong Kong soccer fans.
'All you'll wind up with is a dead body,' says Huang Qi, after repeated beatings by former officials-turned-inmates.
The calls come as U.S. President Donald Trump embarks on an 11-day visit to the Asia-Pacific region amid concerns he may soft-pedal on human rights.
Sun Hongqin has been pursuing official complaints over nonpayment of her pension for the past 17 years.
Lawyers are speaking out in the hope that the government will revise discriminatory recruitment practices based on the health status of applicants.
Germany-based Springer Nature blocks access to some 1,000 articles in two of its journals to users in mainland China.
Anyone working in news-related content must now submit to government training and controls in a further bid to rid China of unauthorized information.
Some 20 institutions of higher education have set up research centers to study "Xi Jinping Thought," as public portraits of China's latest "core leader" are put on display across the country.
A top parliamentary official in Beijing says the booing of the ruling Chinese Communist Party's national anthem must be banned, 'urgently.'
Hua Yong has been threatened with worse to come from 'stability maintenance' teams if he doesn't leave the capital.
The sidelining of a former ally by Xi Jinping highlight corruption claims by exiled billionaire Guo Wengui.
A prominent Chinese writers' association says it fears he no longer has his Swedish passport, and is being kept under close police surveillance.
Award-winning rights activist Su Changlan is at home with family 'resting,' according to her relatives, who are likely under surveillance.
Rights activists and critics of the ruling party say they still aren't free to move around, and expect restrictions to continue at least until the end of the month.
A former top Communist Party official says China, with its 'palace politics,' is a long way from being a genuine republic.
The recent party congress vows to 'get tough' on pollution, but systemic obstacles remain in spite of renewed will from the top.
None of the promoted Politburo standing committee members is likely to challenge Xi, in spite of factional trading behind the scenes.
Joshua Wong and Nathan Law say they may yet be sent back to jail to complete their sentences or serve new ones.
President Xi Jinping is only the third Chinese leader to be mentioned by name in the constitution of the ruling Chinese Communist Party.
Sources warn that leaks about who will make the all-powerful Politburo standing committee are rife, and could be made with an agenda in mind.
A new government agency is planned to 'manage and protect the rights' of former People's Liberation Army personnel.
Several members of a Protestant church in Sichuan are prevented from traveling to Hong Kong, while believers in Guangdong province are ordered not to meet during a 'sensitive' time.
A top official links the fall of two former Chongqing party chiefs and a former security czar in allegations of a 'conspiracy to usurp party leadership.'
Comments from the city's chief executive spark concerns that a retroactive law may be enacted regarding "insults" to the March of the Volunteers.
Many critics of the government are being held on public order charges, while others remain under close surveillance in their own homes.
Xi's words spark fears that Beijing intends to keep up political pressure and curbs on the freedom of expression in the former British colony.
Xi Jinping gets his own brand of political 'thought,' although it stops short of including his name in the title.
Activists call for growing pressure on Beijing over Tibet, and over its pursuit of its critics, Chinese and foreign, far beyond its borders.