A foreign ministry spokesman says Kovrig 'may have broken Chinese law,' as Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou is released on bail in Canada under stringent conditions.
His comments come after a mass raid on members of a Protestant church in the southwestern province of Sichuan.
A Hong Kong connection is emerging in the case of Meng Wanzhou, accused by the U.S. of violating sanctions against Iran.
Most Maoists detained in a nationwide crackdown on the unionization movement at Jasic Technology are being held in unknown locations.
Pu Wenqing, mother of Huang Qi, had hoped to use Human Rights Day 2018 to publicize her son's situation.
Andrew Wan and Lam Cheuk-ting say the charges are 'ridiculous' and indicate growing political suppression in the city at Beijing's behest.
Justin Trudeau denies political involvement as Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou is scheduled to appear at a bail hearing in Vancouver.
Xu Lin is handed a three-year jail term on public order charges linked to his 'criticism of the country's leaders' online.
The Chinese embassy in Ottawa says Meng Wanzhou was arrested 'at the request of the United States.'
Joshua Wong, a student leader of the 2014 pro-democracy movement, warns of a threat to democracy from Beijing as he wins a major human rights award.
Freelance journalist Chen Jieren is being held on suspicion of public order charges, extortion and concealing a crime.
Pro-democracy lawmakers shout 'Shame!' at chief executive Carrie Lam after the banning of yet another would-be election candidate.
Li Xiaoling gets out on bail under police restrictions, but declines to comment on her situation.
The move is billed as 'upholding the constitution,' but commentators say the authorities are stepping up control over the profession.
The region, which is home to ethnic Chinese Muslims, signs a cooperation agreement to bring Xinjiang's war against terror to its own backyard.
Debarred would-be candidate and sitting lawmaker Eddie Chu says the 'thought police' have arrived in Hong Kong.
Zhang Weizhou and Liang Songji witnessed the beating and forcible strip-searching of rights attorney Sun Shihua in Guangdong.
Beijing's well-funded bids for greater cultural and political influence beyond its borders 'could undermine' democratic processes in the U.S. and elsewhere, a report finds.
Huang Sha is taken away by police in Guangdong's Shenzhen city after representing detained labor activists linked to the Jasic Technology factory in Huizhou.
Chan Kin-man says the movement's founders were dismissed by high-ranking government officials when they sought a dialogue.
State security police tell Cui Haoxin, also known by his pen name An Ran, to delete his Twitter account.
Li Wenzu is presented, in her absence, with the 2018 Edelstam Prize for her outstanding contribution to human rights activism.
He Jiankui says his clinical trial has been 'paused' amid an ongoing investigation into his ethical conduct.
Lu Guang has won multiple awards for his hard-hitting documentary work detailing environmental pollution.
Analysts say Beijing is also buying up shares in news organizations and supplying free copy from its own official sources.
British investigator Peter Humphrey has called on the U.K. media regulator to revoke the broadcasting license of Chinese state broadcaster CCTV.
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) loses control of the southern city of Kaohsiung, a former political stronghold, after a night of losses.
More than 30 activists are currently behind bars, including fervent Maoists from China's elite universities
Local elections on the democratic island may indicate the depth of popular support for formal statehood, amid growing tensions with China.
Students at Lingnan University say their freedom of speech has been curtailed by its own president.