Top pro-democracy lawmakers say there is nothing to celebrate about the establishment of a dictatorial regime.
Among those held is a group of 12 petitioners from Chongqing, jailed for 'picking quarrels and stirring up trouble.'
Shan Lihua is handed a 27-month prison term after she exposed 'excessive eating' by local officials.
The relatives of detained lawyers say they have been smeared by official media and want to take their campaign to a higher level.
The Occupy Central movement veterans say it may not have achieved its goal, but it did inspire a new generation to enter politics.
Huge resources poured into pandas could be used to improve biodiversity overall, campaigners say.
The brother of a man who opposed the categorization of people into a rigid class says his family still bears the scars of that dissent, 50 years on.
Zhuang Liehong, who has staged protests at the United Nations to call attention to his troubled hometown, says he won't be quiet.
A government report reveals a huge scandal around the approval of new pharmaceuticals for the domestic market.
The new rules seek to legitimize the state's ongoing violation of individuals' right to privacy, a top rights lawyer says.
State media say Zeng Feiyang and his fellow activists were treated leniently as repentant first offenders, but a former lawyer says he was not guilty of any crime.
New rules seek to eradicate any overseas connections and to 'guard against separatism.'
A report from Greenpeace says safety and environmental standards are 'lax' in the world's largest chemicals industry.
Poet praises Germany for standing up for human rights at a time of heavy state pressure on lawyers, writers and activists.
Beijing typically uses access to its huge domestic market as a way of keeping celebrities in line, analysts say.
The move comes amid warnings over the erosion of traditional freedoms in the former British colony.
Qin Yongmin could face a lengthy jail term, but his wife's family fear for her safety, more than 20 months after she disappears.
Xia Lin had previously defended outspoken artist Ai Weiwei, earthquake researcher Tan Zuoren and top rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang.
Court upholds non-jail sentences for three former student leaders of the 2014 Umbrella Movement.
Activist Guan Guilin from Hunan's Hengyang city had tried to register as a candidate outside the ruling party.
Residents of Qiqihar throng the streets in anger after plans for the plant are leaked online.
Activists in Hong Kong gather in support of the rebel village, as a former resident complains to the United Nations.
Liao Yiwu's latest work uses a central metaphor of ants, as apparently powerless but ultimately strong agents of resistance against oppression.
Meanwhile, Hong Kong activists make mooncakes with a message, in support of relatives of victims of the 1989 military massacre.
Journalists in the former British colony condemn treatment of colleagues as Chinese media warns of 'foreign forces' at work during protests.
The order comes after news of the gruesome killings of four children by their mother and their parents' subsequent suicide went viral on social media.
The country's rubber-stamp parliament needs to hold genuine elections before allegations of vote-buying make sense, activists say.
Local residents say the situation is too tense to risk venturing out of their homes.
Experts decry government whitewash attempt that follows a sweeping crackdown on lawyers as well as their families.
Dozens of people are detained and an unknown number injured in street battles between residents and riot police.