Poor villagers in central China protest lead and zinc pollution that has affected more than 100 children.
A petitioner who claims she was raped in custody is sent to a mental hospital, and reporters who covered the charge are investigated.
Political detainees in China are suddenly getting a lot more mail, as netizens press for their release.
A recent court decision could pave the way for new legislation on calculating the value of human life in China.
The death of the young son of migrant workers highlights an alarming trend of child abuse in China.
A clash between mill employees and police leaves a company official dead, as workers in northeastern China's 'rustbelt' provinces grow increasingly restive over a slimming industrial sector.
The director of a film about the life of a prominent Uyghur activist claims that Beijing's opposition has provided his work with much needed publicity.
Chinese Web sites tying the president's son to news of a corruption probe are shut down and later reopened with the related stories missing.
Poor farmers confront authorities and developers over land seized in central China and coastal provinces.
Chinese authorities detain five in a blood-test scam that led to clashes between police and parents concerned that their children had been infected with HIV.
A group of activists takes on environmental challenges to one of China's rivers, but encounter official obstacles along the way.
Chinese authorities shut down a legal center a week after revoking the licenses of more than 50 lawyers.
A Chinese writer petitions for the release of a prominent Uyghur economist detained after riots in China’s ethnically divided northwest.
Tiananmen Square protest leader Wu’er Kaixi, who gave the world its first glimpse of China's Uyghur minority, speaks out again.
China's northwesternmost region gets capital to finance an expanded and improved road network.
Beijing indefinitely postpones enforcement of a new regulation that prompted an international outcry and threats of legal action.
Washington, human rights groups, and fellow writers are calling on China to free a leading dissident now facing charges of subversion.
A Chinese reporter wins a major award for coverage of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake.
Don’t curb the Internet, designer and commentator Ai Weiwei says: It’s China’s best hope.
China's latest bid to control online content sparks outrage, and a high-profile call for a Web boycott.
A large-scale protest erupts over a mysterious death in central China.
A new protest over land development erupts in violence in northeast China.
A Party official in the central Chinese province of Hubei denies allegations he issued death threats to an activist opposing the government in a land dispute.
Asian health officials gear up for an expected surge in H1N1 cases.
An outspoken "Tiananmen mother" has a plan for her son's ashes, 20 years after his death.
Computer users are up in arms about a Web filtering system the government says must be installed to protect young people from harmful content.
A first-ever Gay Pride week shows how far China has come since decriminalizing homosexuality 12 years ago, and how far it has to go.
The 20th anniversary of China's deadly 1989 crackdown brings tight security and quiet calls for an official reckoning with the past.
Former leaders of Beijing's June 4, 1989 pro-democracy movement say newfound prosperity in China has led to complacency among the country's brain trust.
Chinese authorities go on high alert ahead of the 20th anniversary of a crackdown they want the world, and the Chinese people, to forget.