Police issue an arrest warrant for anti-eviction activist Jin Zhongqi who had complained about intrusive surveillance by state security police.
No reason is given, but lawyers and activists say the court likely feared being surrounded by diplomats and reporters.
A prominent activist said overseas groups often overlook rights violations that happen to the most vulnerable.
More than 1,000 people gather outside the city's municipal complaints department, with some escorted to a detention center in buses, witnesses say.
Subversion charges against Sichuan-based Chen Yunfei are dropped, but he will stand trial on public order charges instead.
Zhu Tiezhi is found hanged after warning the ruling party over growing factional strife.
Rights activists are also protesting the continued disappearance of a dissident's wife, amid fears for her life.
Media commentators say those who want real information in China have long since stopped using homegrown search engines like Baidu.
Tens of thousands take to the streets in mass protests over a planned waste incinerator and a pesticide plant.
Huang Wenxun pleads not guilty to 'incitement to subvert state power' after joining press freedom protests.
Beijing, which has spoken out about 'Western' notions of democracy, says it respects the choice of the British people.
Local people fear police may use force if foreign journalists leave as planned.
Huang Yan says she fears for her life if she undergoes cancer surgery as offered by a police-run hospital.
Hong Kong campaigners say Taishan holds three times the radioactive material of Fukushima.
Zhao Suli, wife of democracy activist Qin Yongmin, hasn't been seen since the couple were separated in March 2015.
China has moved to ban news and social media content about ongoing protests in Wukan village in Guangdong province.
First visitor to Guo Feixiong since May 9 says his client has lost weight and is weak, but does not intend to break his fast.
Former party secretary Lin Zuluan appears in an officially produced video, 'confessing' to bribery.
Lu Yuyu had compiled detailed records of protests around the country as people tried to defend their rights, his friends say.
Lam stands by his account of his months-long interrogation over the same of 'banned books' despite counterclaims in Chinese media.
Villagers in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong clash with police over lost farmland and the detention of their leader.
The deputy chief of Beijing's media regulator says that some programs mock government policies, highlight social problems, and spread 'extreme views.'
Protesters are angry over the blurring of law enforcement boundaries after five Hong Kong residents were detained by Chinese police for 'breaking Chinese law.'
Grace Geng, daughter of prominent rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, speaks about the effect his persecution had on his family.
Two members of a banned opposition party are found guilty of 'incitement to subvert state power' after writing articles and attending gatherings.
People with grievances against the local government are held in police stations and government offices after being forced to board a bus.
Lam Wing-kei is the first of the five Causeway Books employees to defy Chinese police.
Rights activists hit out at the prison's treatment of the activist and his relatives.
Lam Wing-kei follows a pattern similar to that of his colleagues who returned to China soon after asking that their missing persons files be closed.
Refugee Song Zhiyu is released to give him time to complete a resettlement application with the United Nations.