Analysts say Beijing must consider the disgraced politician's leftist support base and chances of a comeback.
The move comes after he acted as lawyer to anti-graft activists detained in recent months.
Local people are angry that the government acted in secrecy over a project revealed by a recent leaflet campaign.
The attacks could have originated from within China, analysts say.
Local authorities hire thugs to beat up farmers battling forced eviction from their homes and fields.
About 20 people have been detained around the court where the disgraced Chinese politician was tried.
More than 40,000 dams built more than 50 years ago are judged to be 'dangerous.'
Analysts say the political crisis behind the former top Chinese politician's scandal is far from over.
He says a love triangle prompted his police chief's attempted defection.
The fallen Chinese politician's trial is extended for a fourth day.
Authorities are keeping his relatives under house arrest and have not prosecuted his attackers, a rights group says.
The reporter is taken away in handcuffs after exposing official scandals online.
But lawyers say his attempts to undermine the evidence will have little impact on the result.
Bo Xilai's technical challenges to the case against him are largely well-conceived, rights lawyers say.
The fallen political star says some of his alleged confession was made 'against his will.'
The move is a bid to curb a vocal leftist camp still potentially loyal to the disgraced politician, analysts say.
The brother of U.S.-based activist Chen Guangcheng says he wanted to thank rights activists in the city for their support.
Officials survey a drowned village, then leave after 'telling us to swim out to buy a case of noodles,' one victim says.
Lawyers say Guo Feixiong's detention is in retaliation for his involvement in anti-graft and anti-censorship activism.
Wang Xuemei says she can no longer be linked to a body that makes 'ridiculous and irresponsible' decisions.
Propaganda officials say the world should be 'enriched' by President Xi's slogan.
Liu Hui's appeal of his 11-year jail term is rejected.
The father of one of the girls says the sentences are 'totally unjust.'
Liu Jiacai is the latest to be held in a crackdown on anti-graft activism that began in March.
Residents say the government secretly extracted the water, leaving them to pay for a lower quality product.
The woman's death after a pay cut brings hundreds to the streets.
His body was covered in injuries and swiftly buried, his family says.
Blog posts protest an alleged plan to move displaced Sichuanese to the region.
Reporter Chen Baocheng is being held on trumped up charges, his legal team says.
The mother of the murdered British businessman says the family faces financial insecurity amid its grief.