A former top Communist Party official says China, with its 'palace politics,' is a long way from being a genuine republic.
The recent party congress vows to 'get tough' on pollution, but systemic obstacles remain in spite of renewed will from the top.
None of the promoted Politburo standing committee members is likely to challenge Xi, in spite of factional trading behind the scenes.
Joshua Wong and Nathan Law say they may yet be sent back to jail to complete their sentences or serve new ones.
President Xi Jinping is only the third Chinese leader to be mentioned by name in the constitution of the ruling Chinese Communist Party.
Sources warn that leaks about who will make the all-powerful Politburo standing committee are rife, and could be made with an agenda in mind.
A new government agency is planned to 'manage and protect the rights' of former People's Liberation Army personnel.
Several members of a Protestant church in Sichuan are prevented from traveling to Hong Kong, while believers in Guangdong province are ordered not to meet during a 'sensitive' time.
A top official links the fall of two former Chongqing party chiefs and a former security czar in allegations of a 'conspiracy to usurp party leadership.'
Comments from the city's chief executive spark concerns that a retroactive law may be enacted regarding "insults" to the March of the Volunteers.
Many critics of the government are being held on public order charges, while others remain under close surveillance in their own homes.
Xi's words spark fears that Beijing intends to keep up political pressure and curbs on the freedom of expression in the former British colony.
Xi Jinping gets his own brand of political 'thought,' although it stops short of including his name in the title.
Activists call for growing pressure on Beijing over Tibet, and over its pursuit of its critics, Chinese and foreign, far beyond its borders.
Beijing's rush-hour commuters are being forced to stand in line for individual security scans before boarding trains across the network.
Factories are being shut down in a bid to clear the skies, while outspoken critics of the government have been placed under close surveillance or sent on forced "vacations."
Protesters cheer jailed activist Joshua Wong, whose 21st birthday coincided with the verdict.
Internet users are reporting difficulty using circumvention tools to access content and services beyond the Chinese internet.
State prosecutors in Sichuan's Mianyang stop Huang Qi's lawyers from reading key evidence ahead of his trial.
Conservative Party human rights activist Benedict Rogers is escorted on a plane back where he came from after his lawyer is prevented from meeting with him.
Li Wenzu's husband has been held for more than two years in an unknown location as police keep her under close surveillance.
The Double Tenth, celebrated in democratic Taiwan as National Day, has become a symbol of hope to many in mainland China.
Yao Lijuan is detained after demanding that a group of unidentified men show their ID, and posting the video of the encounter on social media.
Political asylum-seeker Guo Wengui makes public a top-secret document he says has been verified by foreign government agencies.
A U.S. congressional and executive commission tasked with monitoring human rights says it will nominate jailed Hong Kong democracy activists for Nobel Peace Prize.
Guangzhou resident and chat group moderator Zhang Guanghong is now incommunicado, though police say they released him.
A Hong Kong activist goes on hunger strike in Taiwan to warn the island that Beijing didn't keep its promises of autonomy for his city.
Activists are being forced to leave their homes and take ‘vacations’ with state security police, while some have been put in detention centers.
A woman grabs a Tibetan MP before damaging photos of Chinese police violence at a 1987 protest in Lhasa with scissors.
Cheng Ming and Trend had supported democracy and human rights and spoken out against dictatorship and corruption since the 1970s.