Residents of southern China say a planned battery factory could poison local water supplies.
It is believed to be the first such action by voters in local elections.
A Chinese political dissident is free after a lengthy prison term.
Activists in China are placed on police watch.
His political influence should not be underestimated, analysts say.
Some call for another Cultural Revolution in a bid to wipe out corruption but their idea finds scant support.
Chinese authorities detain supporters of a rights lawyer under house arrest.
The passing of a technology visionary prompts an outpouring of emotion from China's Internet users.
Chinese authorities duck questions on lead-poisoned children.
Chinese authorities thwart a second attempt by supporters to visit a rights lawyer under house arrest.
Chinese authorities lift a ban on prison visits by a prominent dissident’s family members.
China's upcoming Party plenum will debate how to better control the flow of information.
Several rights campaigners who tried to make the first visit were beaten by security agents.
The Chinese government aims to authorize detentions without informing family members.