Farmers in central China are in a tense standoff with officials who want to bulldoze their fields, as evicted Shanghai residents accuse a large property developer of illegally detaining them.
Parents across southwestern China are struggling to hold local officials accountable for allegedly shoddy construction standards in school buildings that collapsed during the May 12 earthquake.
Nineteen years after Chinese troops fired on protesters in and around Tiananmen Square, a prominent Beijing lawyer says police grabbed him as he left his office to commemorate the 1989 crackdown.
Authorities in the southwestern province of Sichuan have denied rumors of another massive earthquake threatening the devastated region, amid continuing allegations of corruption aimed at local officials.
Authorities in Sichuan have announced that China's tough family planning regulations will be relaxed to accommodate parents whose children have been severely injured or killed in the recent earthquake, along with those wishing to adopt an orphan from the disaster-hit region.
Citizens in China have formed surveillance groups to supervise aid distribution to millions hit by the May 12 earthquake, as officials promise full accountability for relief supplies administered by the Chinese Red Cross.
More than 100,000 soldiers, police, officials, rescuers, and volunteers are racing to save lives in the wake of China's devastating earthquake. But the body count is rising, and aid efforts now are focused on getting clean water to millions of survivors.