Local people say the incident involves someone with connections in local government.
The authorities recommend sacking or demoting 42 personnel and revoking the captain's license and contract.
Those lodging complaints with higher authorities do so at risk of detention, beatings and other forms of official retaliation.
Foreign journalists also face expulsion, harassment and intimidation while operating in China.
Ye Xiaozheng is handed an 18-month prison term for 'picking quarrels and stirring up trouble.'
The demolition is the culmination of a campaign to make China's growing Christian community look less 'western.'
Beijing expels a French journalist for suggesting that violence in Xinjiang has more to do with government policy than with jihad.
Activists use the occasion to celebrate, calling for immediate release of Liu Xiaobo.
The move comes as record numbers of Chinese students choose to attend overseas universities.
Police warn churches not to hold large-scale events, and not to try to spread the gospel to others.
Embassies say westerners living in the Chinese capital could be targeted over Christmas.
A survivor is dug out of the disastrous mudslide that engulfed an industrial park in China's Shenzhen on Sunday.
Official media attacks labor activists amid an ongoing operation targeting non-government groups and rights lawyers.
Wang Lixiong, who specializes in the histories of Tibet and Xinjiang, has been told he can't leave China.
Pu Zhiqiang has been released into "residential surveillance" and will likely return home in 10 days' time.
Sun Wenlin is taking his local civil affairs bureau to court, arguing that the terms 'husband' and 'wife' need not be gender-specific.
The disaster came when a huge pile of unwanted earth collapsed, engulfing 33 buildings.
While US and EU companies won't be affected, China could use sanctions to intimidate its regional partners.
They say incoming Han Chinese migrants are exploiting their grazing lands and threatening their way of life.
They were detained on Monday after showing support for Pu Zhiqiang outside a court building in the Chinese capital.
The city wants polluting industries to pay a surcharge for every metric ton of volatile organic compounds they release into the atmosphere.
Beijing should also have more of a say in how the Internet is run globally, Xi Jinping tells a conference.
Local people fear the plant will pollute the local environment with the carcinogenic by-products of waste incineration.
Wang Junli had been trying to cross the border to Myanmar amid an ongoing crackdown on exiled Chinese dissidents in Thailand.
The country holds a quarter of all journalists detained or imprisoned around the world, the Committee to Protect Journalists says.
The case against Pu rests on tweets critical of Beijing's ethnic policies and online attacks on politicians.
Labor activist Zhu Xiaomei's application to return home and feed her infant son is rejected.
The drivers are angry at the rise of unlicensed cab journeys via Didi, an uber-like taxi app.
Dozens of rights lawyers and activists had gathered in the southwestern region of Guangxi for the meeting.
Annual day features marches in Myanmar and Cambodia and a hunger strike in Inner Mongolia.