The moves are seen as a bid to stem the tide of complaints over alleged miscarriages of justice.
Activists say two massive cyberattacks on overseas websites required top-level access to China's Internet 'backbone.'
The lawyer and Gao Yu's friends fear that her health may deteriorate after she is admitted to hospital.
Chinese-American writer Ha Jin, who writes in English, speaks to RFA about the early part of his career.
Leung says future pro-democracy protests will garner scant support in the former British colony, and that there is no basis for further debate.
The offices of an anti-discrimination charity are ransacked by police after it campaigned in support of the detained women.
China denies taking part in a recent hacker attack on the Register.com website, saying it too is the victim of such attacks.
The students say more than 400 people fell seriously ill on Thursday night, with many taken to hospital for treatment.
The report follows rumors that the two were involved in a political conspiracy at the highest level.
The protesters mark the anniversary of last year's student-led Sunflower Movement that occupied government buildings.
The women say there is nothing illegal about campaigning against sexual harassment.
The limited space for civil society shrank even further in 2014, a report says.
Some critics say Xu should be tried posthumously, while others doubt official reports surrounding his death.
Local residents say civilian runways and high school sports fields have been taken over by fighter jets.
By deleting social media accounts, the ruling Chinese Communist Party is trying to silence critics during the country's annual parliament, activists say.
The city's government and pro-Beijing politicians dismiss calls for a public referendum on the plan.
The mothers and relatives of those who died in the 1989 military crackdown on pro-democracy protests remain under surveillance, however.
Guo Chunping is handed a 14-day administrative sentence for 'planning to hold an illegal gathering.'
Residents of Yunnan's Nansan township say they have seen dead bodies in the forest nearby.
At least three people are detained and several injured by police beatings and police dog bites, workers say.
Ugly scenes in the city's shopping malls could harm the cause of the pro-democracy movement, some fear.
The activists had planned to hold events to mark International Women's Day on Sunday.
The activists had taken part in a street demonstration against government inaction over air pollution.
But local residents say there has been no improvement, citing two recent cancer deaths.
Analysts say the true defense budget may be considerably higher than the published version.
Campaigners want to bring pressure via the country's parliament in their complaint over land grabs.
Says China should be held to Xi Jinping’s ‘rule according to law’ policy slogan.
The detention comes as thousands of petitioners converge on Beijing ahead of annual parliamentary sessions.
A former TV presenter makes the self-funded film amid concerns over her newborn baby's health.
The son of a former central military commander is among those under investigation.