The move draws condemnation from a press freedom group and media commentators, who fear it may pave the way for more direct interference in the future.
The firing is the latest in a string of sanctions against people who use social media to contradict government propaganda.
Officials confirm building includes extra basement floor not shown on plans or to lawmakers.
The government hits out at discussion of the topic at a university inauguration ceremony, saying independence 'is not feasible' for the city.
Parents say kids from out of town face massive hikes in dormitory fees following a new policy from city hall.
Jilin University announces a "buddy" system in which applicants are required to be politically educated in the ruling party's official view.
Married couple Yang Chong and Wu Yuhua were involved in a press freedom protest, and had supported disappeared rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng.
Activists say it is unacceptable for the company to be collaborating with the ruling Chinese Communist Party.
Yan Lianke said foreign leaders seem far more concerned with economic ties than holding the ruling Chinese Communist Party to account.
A new set of disciplinary rules also threatens party members who don't 'consciously support' President Xi Jinping.
The move is part of a nationwide campaign by the ruling Chinese Communist Party for the 'patriotic education' of religious believers.
At the same time, the state propaganda machine is mobilized to blame 'overseas organizations' for fomenting the labor movement in Shenzhen.
The move comes as the government points to 'dangers ... in other places,' in an apparent reference to neighboring Hong Kong.
State security police detained and interrogated members of Demosisto on trips to mainland China in March and August this year.
PEN America says police attempts to silence Hui Muslim poet An Ran is a bid to stifle public awareness of the mass detention program in Xinjiang.
Didi Chuxing's Hitch app is shut down after the murder of a woman for the second time this year.
Police take away dozens of students and workers from Jasic Technology who campaigned for an independent labor union.
Politicians say the wording of history sections in school textbooks is being slowly altered to suit Beijing's version of events.
Parents have converged on Beijing to call for new laws and compensation for children left seriously ill by faulty vaccines.
Megha Rajagopalan won an award for her reporting on the mass detention of Muslim Uyghurs in Xinjiang camps, and the Chinese surveillance state.
Tsai Ing-wen says China's growing projection of its power around the world is a threat to global stability.
The poll results reflect dissatisfaction under ever-tightening political controls wielded in Hong Kong by Beijing, commentators say.
Police departments across the country are putting in orders for devices that suck up personal data from apps and files on people's phones.
Protesters in Hong Kong demand to know the whereabouts of disappeared Maoist activist Shen Mengyu, who helped workers in their bid for an independent trade union.
Cui Haoxin, also known by his pen-name An Ran, was warned off using his Twitter account to speak out about mass detentions of Muslims in China.
Analysts say the offer of state education and residency rights masks the Communist Party's political aims.
Campaigners say they will continue to petition the authorities for recognition that their children were harmed by substandard vaccines, and for adequate compensation.
Taiwan's defense ministry says it is entirely capable of defending itself, pointing to increased military spending.
Chen is accused of "fraud" and running an "illegal business," but supporters say he angered powerful officials with his reporting.
Yu Wensheng's indictment was issued last month, but his family wasn't informed, amid a dispute over the validity of his defense team.