Five years after they set up a nationwide group to protect their interests, rights attorneys are turning to consultancy work after losing their licenses.
Political asylum seekers Wu Yuhua and husband Yang Chong had been seeking bail as part of effort to avoid return to China.
Zhu Yufu is called in for questioning over alleged 'subversion of state power' after he auctioned off his calligraphy to aid political prisoners.
Fishing boats are lost, fish-farms swamped and trees block roads as the typhoon makes landfall in southern China.
Reports indicate that Beijing may achieve its aim of unifying its 'patriotic' Catholics with unofficial worshipers loyal to the Vatican.
The salvo is the latest in a string of complaints aimed at international companies listing the democratic island, which has never been ruled by the Chinese Communist Party, separately.
Ai Wu and Yang Chong fear political reprisals if they are sent back to China, while a rights group says Beijing may be putting pressure on Bangkok to do this.
The touring production by a Berlin company is told it can't perform in Nanjing owing to 'a malfunction' at the theater, but commentators say the play has likely been censored.
Police say the chief suspect has been detained, and has a criminal record, but lawyers say his treatment by the courts was 'not normal.'
Many former workers at Jasic Technology in China's southern city of Shenzhen remain behind bars or under house arrest following mass detentions last month.
Wu Yuhua, known by her nickname Ai Wu, is refusing food in protest after her third appeal was denied by a court in Bangkok.
The Zion Church in Beijing's Chaoyang district is banned by the government for holding 'unregistered' religious gatherings.
Individual officers will be allowed to collect personal information and samples from anyone, as well as being protected from sanctions in the event of public complaints.
Li Caiyun, sister of would-be independent election candidate Li Biyun, is incommunicado after her home was forcibly demolished.
Shi Jing had planned to travel to the democratic island to observe local government elections next month, but Nanjing police say he won't be allowed out of the country.
The authorities have used physical violence against Huang Qi in a bid to extract a "confession" after delaying his trial at short notice.
People are mistrustful of the government's assurances on the safety of pork, pointing to its cover-up of the SARS epidemic of 2003.
Xu Qin, a close associate of jailed veteran dissident Qin Yongmin, remains under police surveillance and has yet to make contact with friends.
News of Zhen Jianghua's trial was briefly reported, then deleted, but his family were left in the dark.
Thousands take to the streets in anger that the government didn't inform them about plans for an electrical substation in their neighborhood.
Authorities are burning crosses and shutting down Protestant churches across the province as a campaign to make religion more "Chinese" gathers pace.
The move draws condemnation from a press freedom group and media commentators, who fear it may pave the way for more direct interference in the future.
The firing is the latest in a string of sanctions against people who use social media to contradict government propaganda.
Officials confirm building includes extra basement floor not shown on plans or to lawmakers.
The government hits out at discussion of the topic at a university inauguration ceremony, saying independence 'is not feasible' for the city.
Parents say kids from out of town face massive hikes in dormitory fees following a new policy from city hall.
Jilin University announces a "buddy" system in which applicants are required to be politically educated in the ruling party's official view.
Married couple Yang Chong and Wu Yuhua were involved in a press freedom protest, and had supported disappeared rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng.
Activists say it is unacceptable for the company to be collaborating with the ruling Chinese Communist Party.
Yan Lianke said foreign leaders seem far more concerned with economic ties than holding the ruling Chinese Communist Party to account.