Petitioners break out of the unofficial detention center to protest ill-treatment at the hands of police and guards.
Feng shui predictions about fire and rigidity reflect regional anxieties about tensions with Japan.
Two years of stalemate over Wukan's lost land mean voters have lost interest in choosing their new leaders.
Thousands of petitioners arrive ahead of the lunar new year celebrations to draw attention to grievances.
Critics say she shouldn't have received taxpayers' money after her Australian Open win.
Yuan Dong won't be home for Chinese New Year, his wife says.
The veteran senator says he will also press Beijing to follow international rules on trade and maritime dispute.
Evictees in Jiangsu had posted a film detailing the process of forced eviction and the demolition of their homes.
A Hong Kong wildlife group publishes the results of a four-year undercover investigation into the facility.
A series of trials of anti-corruption activists in recent days is a clear indication of a worsening climate for political debate and rights activism.
Local people fear the plant, currently under construction, will pollute the water table and damage their health.
Xu Zhiyong's conviction comes under criticism from rights groups and Western governments.
Many political prisoners won't be with their families at China’s most festive time of year.
A report details companies owned by the relatives of Communist Party leaders.
There is a "disillusionment with the new leadership" when it comes to political reform, says an analyst.
One is bailed on medical parole while another dismisses his legal team in a bid to stall proceedings.
Beijing authorities detain dozens of Xu Zhiyong's supporters outside the court.
Farmers say they are unhappy with compensation for land lost to an upmarket residential and marina complex.
Journalists at the Ming Pao sign a petition opposing the removal of chief editor Kevin Lau.
The region's repressive regimes step up controls on citizens.
Wen Jiabao's denial of graft in a Hong Kong newspaper leaves key questions unanswered, analysts say.
Protesters say the government is offering little compensation for the loss of a lucrative income from seafood farms.
Xu Zhiyong will remain silent at the hearing to protest charges and other irregularities.
Liu Yimu has formally requested an official explanation.
Analysts say an unintended incident could provoke a regional crisis.
Many are dragged to unofficial detention centers.
Lawyers have been prevented from visiting him.
The activists display a banner referring to President Xi Jinping's visit to a humble eatery.
Activists are calling for transparent elections to put a stop to shady deals.
But critics say Song Binbin's apology is cheap coin in the absence of a probe into how the killing happened.