Wang Yu, who has defended high profile activists, has been incommunicado since early Thursday.
A man takes district authorities to court in a landmark dispute over family planning quotas.
State media defend the draft, saying many people are worried about data theft and hacker attacks
The mother of democracy activist Xiong Yan dies after he was denied entry to visit her in April.
Share prices continue to fall sharply as experts point to flaws in the government's rescue plan for the stock market.
Antibiotics in the water supply are re-consumed by humans, adding to the global problem of drug resistance, experts say.
The pro-democracy activists say the charges come more than a year after the fact, and are a form of political retaliation for last year's Umbrella Movement.
The women want their bail restrictions lifted and all charges against them dropped, warning of a broader crackdown on civic groups.
The authorities warn that anyone spreading "rumors" on stock-market linked suicides could be detained.
Lawyers hit out at the authorities, saying their actions are illegal.
Growing demand for ivory among wealthy Chinese is fueling a resurgence of brutal poaching activities in African countries, conservationists say.
The petition calls for the immediate release of activist Yang Zhanqing, detained last month for 'running an illegal business.'
Women are often jailed for crimes linked to drugs, domestic violence, with some serving time for political, civil or religious activities, researchers find.
Supporters had donated some US $30,000 to cover lawyers' expenses and other costs.
Local residents blockaded the waste incinerator plant after it began operations close to their homes.
The march comes days after the city's legislature rejects a Beijing-backed electoral reform package dismissed by campaigners as 'fake democracy.'
Beijing says the ruling Chinese Communist Party faces internal “threats” to its power.