Updated on August 1 - China confirms that foreign journalists working out of Olympics press facilities won't have unfettered Internet access, although some sites appear to have been unblocked following international news coverage.
Authorities in China sentence a teacher who criticized the construction in quake-hit schools to one year in a labor camp, his wife says.
Chinese citizens hoping to lodge complaints about alleged mistreatment or injustice at the hands of local officials are being tricked into filling in a form at government offices in Beijing and then taken to detention centers to await escort back home.
Authorities in the central Chinese province of Hubei send a prominent cyber-activist serving a suspended sentence back to jail. Meanwhile, in neighboring Hunan, veteran labor activist Zhang Shanguang vows to continue his human rights work following his release from a 10-year prison sentence.
Bereaved parents who lost children when their schools collapsed in the May 12 earthquake in Sichuan have vowed to continue their legal battle after officials refused to publish results of an investigation. Many parents have now signed a compensation deal offered by the government.
As the Olympic torch makes its way north to Beijing, authorities in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong boost security around the home of a jailed family planning activist.
A provincial Communist Party boss and former top Party aide take aim at officials after rioting in southwestern China.
Authorities in the southwestern Chinese province of Guizhou say a teenage girl whose death sparked mass riots in Weng'an county died from drowning, as police detain civilians trying to launch their own investigation.
Zha Jianguo was jailed nine years ago for "incitement to subvert state power." He has rejected attempts by police to keep tabs on him after his release and vows to continue to appeal his sentence.