Four remain behind bars for talking to foreign media organizations, and police are looking for the protest 'organizers,' herders say.
Top Chinese magazine keeps quiet after two articles are hit with take-downs by the powerful Cyberspace Administration.
The domestic security budget published by the finance ministry may not include the whole picture, as local governments boost security spending on their own account.
Campaigners say the women are behind bars because of official retaliation over legitimate rights work.
The infant son of one of the asylum-seekers is taken from his family and placed in an orphanage, activists say.
Local residents and environmental groups say they are worried by the lack of official transparency around the project.
Activists highlighting corruption in Sichuan earthquake reconstruction face constant harassment from authorities.
The ruling Chinese Communist Party keeps spending on domestic "stability maintenance" operations under wraps, though the figure is likely on the rise, activists say.
Meanwhile, Chinese officials say recent unrest in Mong Kok was likely linked to poor economic opportunity.
Calls for public patience meet with impatience and ridicule, amid chilling research linking air pollution to early deaths.
Many see the trend as a worrying sign that Xi now holds too much political power in China.
A vertical reading of two headlines in a Feb. 20 edition of the paper sent an anti-propaganda signal.
The letter comes as 19 human rights lawyers face subversion charges in a crackdown affecting hundreds of families.
There are growing concerns about Guo Feixiong's health after years of torture and solitary confinement, his sister says after visiting him in jail.
Joshua Wong, Alex Chow and Nathan Law are charged with public order offenses related to protests on a square outside government headquarters.
Defense lawyers are calling for charges to be dropped and 'bail' restrictions to be lifted for good.