Two other prominent activists are being denied meetings with their lawyers, however.
The explosions rip through several public buildings, leaving chaos, death, and injury in their wake.
The top Chinese envoy in Kuala Lumpur refuses to answer questions over his alleged interference in domestic politics.
Activists and former student leaders pay tribute to Jiang Peikun, who lost a teenage son in the 1989 massacre.
Both men are members of the banned opposition China Democracy Party and plead 'not guilty' to the charges.
Protesters converge on government offices amid a sea of yellow umbrellas to mark the anniversary of clashes with police.
They hit out at President Xi Jinping's speech as vague, saying the government has failed to deliver on promises made to women 20 years ago.
Anti-Beijing chants can be heard as the two leaders speak to reporters at the White House.
Democratic Party founder Martin Lee says the US has a responsibility to support the city's traditional freedoms and democratic aspirations.
Local Christians say 18 people have been detained over widespread opposition to the demolition of crosses in Zhejiang province.
Activists and family members have been meeting with U.S. officials in a bid to put more pressure on Beijing during the U.S. trip.
Seven officers were arrested for the beating of a pan-democratic party member but have yet to be brought to trial.
They slam China’s rights record while the president talks up foreign investment.
Li Tingting says that local police put pressure on her landlord to have her evicted.
Li's move is the tip of the iceberg as big players seek a safer economic and political environment for their wealth.
Xi Jinping will be looking to project an image of a powerful and competent leader to boost his political standing back home.
Henan Province authorities have denied a link between the children's illnesses and an inoculation jab, however.
The detentions come after a petitioner dies from drinking pesticide on Tiananmen Square.
The peaceful strike is partially resolved by promises to pay out a month's salary.
Lawyer Cai Ying was held for 87 days and tied to a 'tiger bench' over charges he says were trumped up as retaliation.
Local residents describe rushing in to help as staff hurled children out of smashed windows to rescuers waiting below.
Rights groups say petitioners' complaints are seldom dealt with, and only result in further persecution by officials.
The inexperienced group had hoped to sail their boat halfway across the Pacific to seek asylum in Guam.
The paper admits the ad was placed in protest, but declines to comment on any political significance.
China has been hit by a string of lesser disasters at chemical facilities since last month's massive Tianjin explosions.
Thousands of petitioners, many of whom have been forcibly evicted, can't get their children into school.
The founder and administrator of a nongovernmental think tank are released after nearly a year in criminal detention.
The group shared legal tips and planned mass petitions using online chatrooms and smartphone apps.
Beijing's top official in the city says its chief executive has "overriding" power over all three arms of government.
Teachers who served for decades on non-government terms have been left with no pension or health insurance as they age.