Pastor Gu Yuese and his wife Zhou Lianmei are under 'residential surveillance at a designated location,' a U.S.-based rights group says.
Tang Jingling, Wang Qingying, and Yuan Xinting were targeted for political reasons over their civil rights campaigns, activists say.
Some see a worsening crackdown as Beijing fears that slowing economic growth will bring more social unrest in its wake.
The protests come amid concerns that academic freedom may be under threat in the former British colony.
A news account on the popular WeChat app is also shuttered after a misleading headline, showing the authorities' hair-trigger fear of public reaction.
Students end a week-long class boycott after scuffles and 'rough treatment' of protesters by police.
Traditional herding communities say they are no longer receiving government subsidies for a ban on grazing their livestock.
Dahlin's swift release on medical and diplomatic grounds is unlikely to be an option for dozens of Chinese fellow activists.
Leak of Chinese hit list makes many fear that the city is no longer a safe haven for freedom of expression and publication.
Two groups whose founders are in detention demand an apology and a retraction from state news agency Xinhua.
The detention of Swedish human rights worker Peter Dahlin was just the tip of the iceberg, with many groups forced to close their doors.
Li Xin, who was traveling from Thailand to Laos en route to the West, has been missing for 10 days.
Such confessions violate detainees' right to a fair trial and are invariably obtained under some kind of duress, a press freedom group says.
Zhang Haitao was accused of 'colluding' with overseas organizations after he posted online articles and gave media interviews.
Gao Hua's book was widely anticipated by readers in China, who had hoped to peek behind the scenes of Mao Zedong's rise to power.
At least three people die and more than 60 are injured, as local residents report 'earthquake-like' blasts.
Activists say the ruling Chinese Communist Party wants to extend a 'chilling effect' on anyone who helps Chinese people challenge their government.
Many in Hong Kong say they still haven't been told the whole truth about how the five men got to China.
Tsai's victory is an inspiration to women across the greater China region, feminists say.
The opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has also secured a parliamentary majority for the first time in its history, opening up the prospect of constitutional reform.
Tsai Ing-wen makes history as island's first female president, pledges to uphold status in Taiwan-China ties.
The petitioner's lawyer says there wasn't enough evidence to convict him, and that he should be released.
Opinion polls show clear support for opposition candidate Tsai Ing-wen, who could become the island's first female leader.
The move comes as China's embattled legal profession continues to face detention if they close ranks to defend each other.
The recruits ostensibly help police find online leads to solve crime, but commentators say their work has more to do with curbing freedom of expression.
Peter Dahlin, also called Beckenridge, is being held on suspicion of 'endangering state security,' rights groups say.
Wang Yu is charged with subversion, while her husband Bao Longjun is arrested for inciting subversion.
While three of the 38 lawyers and associates of the Fengrui law firm are out on bail, the majority look likely to face formal charges.
Photos of a protective magical plaque found inside the wall of a city court building spark questions over official attitudes
In a separate incident, officials beat herders who protest outside a banned chemical plant over pollution of their water supply.