Xu Youchen is sentenced to death for allegedly killing a policeman, while his wife gets a three-year jail term on public order charges.
Tianwang volunteers lose access to their content management system, while Canyu.org may have been subjected to a hacker attack.
The family of Lei Yang is awarded a huge sum in compensation, and withdraws all legal proceedings linked to his death.
No independent investigation into Peng Ming's cause of death is now possible, in spite of requests from his family.
Three suspects and two employees of the ruling Chinese Communist Party die in the incident, according to state media.
Liu Feiyue is accused of 'incitement to subvert' the ruling Chinese Communist Party after reporting on its rights record.
The country's internet regulator says action will be taken to ensure that netizens aren't bombarded by 'harmful information.'
The ruling Chinese Communist Party is still very ambivalent about public displays of affection for the late supreme leader, however.
Relatives and friends of detained rights activists are now being held alongside those they were looking for on charges of subversion of state power.
Former classmates of Lei Yang from an influential university slam the decision not to press charges after he died under arrest in May.
Nine people are handed jail terms of up to 10 years on charges related to public order, demonstrations, and 'spreading rumors.'
Chen Yunfei was detained in 2015 after he visited the grave of a Tiananmen Square massacre victim.
The ruling Chinese Communist Party remains highly uneasy about the spread of Christianity in China, and even within its own ranks, pastors say.
The protest comes as authorities confirm charges against recently disappeared human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong, raising fears that he may have been tortured.
Four residents of the eastern province of Jiangxi are released after judges say they were sent to death row on the basis of flimsy evidence.
The wife of detained lawyer Jiang Tianyong says she has hard evidence that he sustained multiple fractures during a beating in detention.
The case of Xie Yang has now moved to a Changsha court, where he will be tried on subversion and public order charges.
Huang Qi is formally arrested on state secrets charges, while writer Hai Di is investigated for subversion after criticizing the smog.
Nine detainees from Wukan village are tried behind closed doors in Guangdong's Haifeng county on public order and "incitement" charges.
Hai Wenming is held by police in Hohhot after taking to social media to voice grievances on behalf of his village.
Friends and fellow activists say Wu Gan has likely refused to give police a 'confession' to the charges against him.
Journalists say the move is a further bid for total control of online news coverage and political commentary.
Zhuang Liehong, a former resident of the rebel village of Wukan, is taking the villagers' land dispute international.
Opinions remain divided over whether coal-burning industry or vehicle emissions are largely responsible.
Jiang Tianyong's wife has hit out against the alleged charges, saying they are a form of official retaliation for her husband's rights work.
Taiwan residents are no longer being granted permission letters amid a diplomatic row between China and Trump over the status of their democratic island.
They represent a generation who gave up the chance of higher education to labor in the fields for the revolutionary cause, and now say they can't survive in Shanghai.
Zhongmu Wang is unavailable after celebrity, pro-government tweeters highlighted the "subversive" letter on social media.
The country moves out of the top jailer spot, but this is no indication of greater freedom, researchers say.
Japan has withdrawn funding from the United Nations' world heritage body after it accepted historical documents submitted by Beijing for preservation.