Anxious parents flood hospitals, vowing to fight for redress, while lawyers and rights activists warn that domestic media face curbs in reporting on the widening tainted milk crisis.
Parents and commentators warn that Chinese officials may try to cover up the true extent of a public health crisis caused by tainted milk formula.
Chinese parents are rushing their babies for health checks and vowing to sue amid a spreading scandal over tainted baby formula.
Authorities in the Chinese capital have seen a surge in applications to stage demonstrations in Beijing's "protest parks," after a top official sparked hopes that applications might lead to the redress of long-running grievances.
Employees and management face off at a Coca-Cola joint-venture bottling plant in southern China, as the country's official trade union begins to flex its muscles for the first time in decades.
Phone service for relatives and associates of a jailed blind activist is curtailed before the Paralympics open.
Sichuan parents are barred from protesting during a visit by China's prime minister.
Americans expelled from China for Olympic protests speak about their fears and loss of control during interrogation
Beijing's "protest parks" are empty and unused, and activists say demonstrations are overtly discouraged. Police say it's because there is a good 'social environment'; a lone protester in Ritan park has another story to tell.
Taxis in Beijing and other Chinese cities get high-tech security and surveillance equipment, including live microphones capable of transmitting audio from within the vehicle to a central monitoring station.
Key rights advocates and social activists across China will spend the Olympics confined to their homes under round the clock surveillance. Some have been warned off talking to the media, while others cannot be reached by phone.
Updated on August 1 - China confirms that foreign journalists working out of Olympics press facilities won't have unfettered Internet access, although some sites appear to have been unblocked following international news coverage.
Authorities in China sentence a teacher who criticized the construction in quake-hit schools to one year in a labor camp, his wife says.
Chinese citizens hoping to lodge complaints about alleged mistreatment or injustice at the hands of local officials are being tricked into filling in a form at government offices in Beijing and then taken to detention centers to await escort back home.
Authorities in the central Chinese province of Hubei send a prominent cyber-activist serving a suspended sentence back to jail. Meanwhile, in neighboring Hunan, veteran labor activist Zhang Shanguang vows to continue his human rights work following his release from a 10-year prison sentence.
Bereaved parents who lost children when their schools collapsed in the May 12 earthquake in Sichuan have vowed to continue their legal battle after officials refused to publish results of an investigation. Many parents have now signed a compensation deal offered by the government.
As the Olympic torch makes its way north to Beijing, authorities in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong boost security around the home of a jailed family planning activist.
A provincial Communist Party boss and former top Party aide take aim at officials after rioting in southwestern China.
Authorities in the southwestern Chinese province of Guizhou say a teenage girl whose death sparked mass riots in Weng'an county died from drowning, as police detain civilians trying to launch their own investigation.
Zha Jianguo was jailed nine years ago for "incitement to subvert state power." He has rejected attempts by police to keep tabs on him after his release and vows to continue to appeal his sentence.
Police detain hundreds of people suspected of rioting over alleged mishandling of a teenage girl's death.
Chinese police detain a teacher who openly criticized the construction of schools that collapsed in the Sichuan earthquake.
Hundreds of relatives and supporters march to government offices in the Chinese city of Qianjiang to call for a probe into the beating to death of a 13-year-old student.
An Inner Mongolian dissident who became a Mongolian citizen is released after six months in Chinese custody.
Authorities in Beijing have extended the detention of Christian publisher Shi Weihan by a further two months while the police gather evidence against him, his wife says. Shi has been detained without charge since March.
Residents of a village near the southwestern Chinese city of Chongqing are up in arms over plans to build a chemical plant that will use a known carcinogen.
China has brought forward the progress of the Olympic torch through two of its most politically sensitive regions, imposing tight security on the relay route. Travel agents in Lhasa say thousands of people have booked into hotels in the city to cheer the event.
As grieving parents seek to commemorate their lost children one month after the Sichuan earthquake demolished school buildings, authorities are blocking them from returning to the site to perform traditional offerings.
China sacks 15 officials for malpractice over their response to the May 12 Sichuan earthquake, as grieving parents attempt to take the government to task over the collapse of a huge number of school buildings in the province.
In an increasingly diverse and divided China, experts cite a new key distinction: those who are burdened by the expectations of others, and those who follow their own paths.