An activist is held for writing an article calling on police to take a stand on toxic air pollution.
Peng Ming's U.S.-based family are boycotting his funeral, saying his body was dissected and the organs removed without their permission.
China warns that ignoring its claim on the democratic island of Taiwan will have 'serious consequences.'
Overseas activists step up calls on the incoming U.S. president to get tougher with China over rights violations.
The authorities seal off the main square in the provincial capital, Chengdu, and issue warnings over possible protest activities.
Mist cannons are often used to tamper with pollution monitoring equipment, as local officials try to meet environmental clean-up targets.
Chinese students overseas are calling for Kwon Pyong's release, but say they also run the risk of detention in doing so.
Li Heping's case has been transferred to state prosecutors while three others are sent back for 'further investigations.'
Retired Shandong University professor Sun Wenguang is prevented from leaving home ahead of an official deadline for registering as an independent candidate.
The ruling Chinese Communist Party's 88 million members can be locked up and abused at any time with no access to a lawyer or due legal process.
Rifts are beginning to show between key figures in the administration of Leung Chun-ying ahead of elections for the next chief executive.
China's official media say Trump shouldn't 'speak irresponsibly,' or cross China's 'bottom line.'
Mongolian dissident Hada says the move is part of Beijing's 'policy of cultural genocide' targeting the minority group.
A recently freed Chinese democracy activist says he was tortured in prison and describes present concerns for his family.
Peng Ming's family issue a statement demanding an autopsy, saying they want to establish the cause of death.
Rights groups are stepping up calls for the release of Jiang Tianyong, Huang Qi and Liu Feiyue.
The government's civil service recruitment guidelines allow for illegal discrimination on the basis of HIV status, and are followed by many companies.
Shepherd Unench had been subjected to repeated physical and verbal abuse by his employers before going on a killing spree.
Peng Ming was detained by the authorities in 2004 after being lured into Myanmar on a visit to his parents in Thailand.
The move comes after the Tianwang website reported on the violent detention of petitioners in Beijing.
Chinese netizens are making the ruling Chinese Communist Party nervous about its 'relative who died overseas.'
Complaints are meanwhile being lodged over two recent deaths of petitioners in police custody, activists say.
Jiang Tianyong had previously been tortured during periods of unofficial detention, raising concerns that he may once more be at risk.
Chris Patten slams the "antics" of pro-independence lawmakers-elect Yau Wai-ching and Sixtus Leung, saying independence isn't an option for the city.
The investigation into the website's overseas funding sources comes after Beijing passed a draconian new cybersecurity law last month.
The women drank pesticides in a subway station close to Beijing's Tiananmen Square after being targeted by fraudsters.
The accident, the latest in a string of industrial disasters, is likely linked to poor management and lax safety training, sources say.
Jiang Tianyong's wife says he hasn't been in touch for more than 24 hours, suggesting he may be being held by the authorities in secret.
Hada and his wife say they have no source of income, but will continue to speak out on behalf of ethnic Mongolians in China.
Former Masanjia inmate Chen Shenqun was reported to have died in a "road accident" while under police escort after petitioning the government in Beijing.