Xu Qin's detention is likely linked to her outspoken support for other activists and rights attorneys, as well as her association with detained veteran dissident Qin Yongmin.
Bao Yu says she recently traveled to the regional capital, Hohhot, in a bid to end catastrophic pollution of her community's traditional grazing lands linked to a nearby gold mine.
The former head of Anbang Insurance, Wu Xiaohui, will now face trial on charges of' 'financial fraud' and 'abusing his position.'
Amnesty International said freedoms of expression and association are now under assault amid a "retaliatory campaign" targeting anyone who challenges the authorities.
Liu Jianguo was present when his former commanding officer Lt. Gen. Xu Qinxian refused to carry out orders to advance on the heart of Beijing, killing unarmed protesters.
China's petitioners say it is now much harder to lodge a complaint in the country's capital, as security tightens ahead of the annual parliament.
Opinion remains divided, with some saying the deal isn't all plain sailing, especially when it comes to the leadership of the Catholic Church in China.
After the Chinese New Year holiday, churches in Henan will be targeted for demolition if they haven’t received prior permission from officials to operate.
One woman is handed a diagnosis of “paranoid personality disorder” after complaining that the government forcibly evicted her and demolished her home.
Local people say they suspect those begging are 'professionals' organized in shifts to ply the city for cash, amid calls for a police investigation.
Fellow activists say they have tracked down missing activist Zhang Qi to a facility in Guangzhou's Baiyun district, and found her to be in good mental health.
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.