Parents of children killed in the Sichuan earthquake are detained to prevent petitions during a visit by China’s president.
Far from steering China through 30 years of economic reform toward an economic miracle, a former top official says the Communist Party has greatly damaged the country's economic development, drawing parallels with what the warlords were able to achieve in 1927.
China plans a new press campaign to strengthen the Communist Party's image in the coming year, while writings on Taiwan and other 'sensitive' topics will receive closer scrutiny.
Deng Xiaoping saw himself as a man set apart from the common herd, and his only aim was to save the Chinese Communist Party, according to a former top official.
A former top Communist Party official looks back on a "uniquely lively" Party plenum, but says the real forces for change lay elsewhere. Part 2 in a series to mark 30 years of Chinese economic reform.
Former top Communist Party official Bao Tong examines the reasons behind the Communist Party's move toward economic reform, begun 30 years ago this month.
Human rights activists speak out against a new regulation in China's Shanxi province that they say targets the rights of petitioners.
Signatories to Charter 08, a document which called recently for sweeping political change in China, will be barred from contributing articles to state-controlled media, a top official news executive says.
Clashes erupt in eastern China over property demolitions and forced evictions.
Nanjing police inform the wife of Guo Quan, a blogger and political activist who tried to found an opposition party, that he has now been formally charged with subversion.
The head of China's judiciary calls on courts to maintain social stability amid the economic crisis.
Authorities launch separate raids on unofficial Christian worshipers in the east and southwest of the country, as Christmas approaches.
Chinese officials report an outbreak of the deadly H5N1 avian influenza virus among poultry flocks in eastern Jiangsu province.
Police in China rule a detainee’s death a suicide in what family members say may be a move to avoid an incriminating autopsy.
After a limited opening up of the Internet during the Olympics, China is again blocking key Web sites with 'sensitive' or foreign news.
Taiwanese jetliners and cargo ships leave for China, kicking off a new era of direct air and shipping services across the Taiwan Strait, and formally ending a nearly six-decade ban on regular links between the rivals.
Beijing authorities are still holding Beijing-based writer Liu Xiaobo after the online publication of a document calling for sweeping political reforms.
Recent detentions, interrogations, and searches of Chinese intellectuals who signed a document calling for widespread political change pose a challenge to China's Constitution, a former top Communist Party aide has said.
Chinese citizens trying to pursue complaints against the authorities can find themselves committed to psychiatric hospitals and forcibly medicated.
Chinese police move against key dissidents who signed an open charter calling for reform on the eve of World Human Rights Day.
A petitioner in eastern China says she will pursue more inquiries into the killing of her father in 2007 after he tried to probe suspected corruption.
China’s Health Ministry says many more children were sickened by melamine-tainted milk products than previously reported.
Police remove a petitioning AIDS activist from Beijing just after World AIDS Day.
Internet cafes in China are forced to switch to a Chinese-made operating system, with steep licensing fees.
China's leaders shake hands with AIDS patients on World AIDS Day, but activists say harassment and discrimination remain commonplace.
Authorities in Xingping, in China's northern Shaanxi province, have launched a major campaign to evict villagers from their homes to make way for the expansion of a chemical plant.
Up to 20 people are in hospital after violence erupted in a dispute between villagers and mine employees in Chongqing.
Cab drivers in the central province of Hubei are the latest in a string of disputes that have brought China's ubiquitous taxi services to a standstill.
Local officials and residents say a curfew has been imposed on Longnan city following two days of violence between police and protesters.
Hubei-based petitioner Guo Dajing has called for international pressure after he was detained at an unofficial detention center and severely beaten.