The social media accounts of celebrity tweeter and property mogul Ren Zhiqiang are shut down by the authorities.
Zhang Kai is paraded on national television, but his friends say his confession looks forced and that the charges are trumped-up.
But those with grievances against their local government are targeted before they leave, as even People's Liberation Army vets can't escape the 'interceptors.'
Faye Wong, Tony Leung and mainland actor Hu Jun are warned of a possible boycott after being shown sitting next to close associates of the Dalai Lama.
The heavy jail terms come after months of confrontation over a cross-demolition program in Zhejiang province.
Some accuse local TV network TVB of cozying up to the ruling Chinese Communist Party in Beijing, while others say the city should stick to its heritage.
The case against Tianwang rights website reporter Wang Jing is resurrected after a court found 'insufficient evidence' to convict her last year.
One herder is visited by local police following a protest in Urad Middle Banner.
Top diplomats meet in Washington amid fresh revelations of Chinese military fortifications on disputed islands.
State broadcaster and top online content provider refuse to carry broadcast after movie gets a nod for best picture.
A deacon and a pastor from the Guiyang Huoshi Protestant church will likely face trial soon.
Taking a turn in an anchor's chair, Xi uses presidential trip as a megaphone to amplify Beijing's effort to project its propaganda message around the world.
Ray Wong, founder of Hong Kong Indigenous, is arrested and his home searched on suspicion of incitement to violence.
Huang is held in a local police station alongside three fellow activists after investigating a government land grab.
The lawyers are given nothing in writing nor any access to their clients, and suspect the authorities of acting illegally.
Chinese and Uyghur activists will miss the first Asia-Pacific Religious Freedom Forum because they couldn’t legally enter Taiwan.
Rights activist Pei Guodong was detained last November for posting a photo online in support of the 2014 pro-democracy movement.
China's reported militarization of a disputed island increases the stakes in the fight over the important seaway as the United States and ASEAN countries work to cement closer ties.
Members of the academic activist group Scholarism wants to field at least one candidate in elections to the city's legislative body in September.
The new rules bar foreign-invested companies from publishing online media, games and other creative content.
China is also holding an ever-increasing number of rights activists on serious political charges like subversion.
Lee Bo, manager of Causeway Bay Books, is reported facing charges of "blackmail" after his mysterious transfer across the border.
While official media hit out at the move as "rash" and "provocative," rights activists welcome international support for China's jailed Nobel laureate.
Academics say there are close parallels with the "Star Ferry" riots under British rule 50 years ago.
Churches are shuttered for 'following an illegal religion,' while a woman is detained for handing out Christian leaflets to passersby.
The foreign secretary calls for fully democratic elections and the immediate return of Causeway Bay Books manager Lee Bo to the city.
Dozens more people are locked up for 'mental health treatment' in 2015, with many making repeated visits when authorities want to be rid of them.
At least 15 students and 20 'localist' activists are among those charged for rioting and unlawful assembly.
Police nabbed Derek Lam Shun-hin at the city’s airport and tried to search his house without a court warrant.
The move '10 Years' which depicts a future in which all language is policed was lambasted as a 'thought virus' by official Chinese media.