The move could be aimed at getting a more lenient sentence, reports say.
Environmentalists are skeptical that five-year pollution reduction targets will be met.
People's Liberation Army strategists hit out at a lack of discipline among only-child recruits.
Birth tourists are flocking to the Northern Mariana Islands in search of U.S. citizenship for their newborn babies.
A new report says the Great Firewall is more sophisticated and anonymity harder to come by.
Thousands complain they have been left with no means of support after leaving the military.
The transfer of his case to the Intermediate People's Court in Jinan paves the way for a trial soon, analysts say.
A number of microbloggers have been detained since last week's airport blast for mentioning the word 'explode.'
Official media reports linked to the trial are deleted a few hours after posting.
The rescue effort is still focused on finding survivors among rubble and landslides in the remote, mountainous region of China.
The detentions follow clashes with police over a planned incinerator plant.
An angry crowd smashes the windows of the local public security bureau, an overseas rights groups says.
His death at the hands of urban management officials sparks public outrage.
Reports say the authorities have promised to re-open his original complaint.
Chinese authorities arrest dozens of Mongolians wanting to protest a land grab in the capital.
The institute's research was closely linked to civil rights campaigns and public interest litigation for disadvantaged groups.
The school says it will continue teaching at a secret location.
A reporter alleges that the conglomerate knowingly overpaid for a coal mine.
Xu Zhiyong is a leading figure in a growing movement calling on China's leaders to reveal their assets.
Residents point to rising rates of respiratory disease since the factories began operation.
China's laws banning discrimination are still routinely flouted in mainstream education.
The police commission that sent Tang Hui to labor camp for fighting her daughter's case is forced to compensate her.
The march follows hard on the heels of anti-nuclear protests in the same province.
China's courts are flooded with sex discrimination lawsuits as women say they are the last to get hired in a recession.
Jiangmen authorities extend public consultations on a uranium processing plant.
While the group denies involvement in a reported "cash-for-organs" scandal, lawyers say more transparency is needed.
Local residents fear radiation leaks and a lack of government transparency over the uranium processing facility.
Critics say the 'red' schoolbook uses emotive language favored by the ruling Chinese Communist Party.
The Chinese activists helped petitioners escape from a hotel where they were being held for their complaints.
Investors seem to have lost the will to look to the future, falling back on historical symbolism to chart market losses.