Shepherd Unench had been subjected to repeated physical and verbal abuse by his employers before going on a killing spree.
Peng Ming was detained by the authorities in 2004 after being lured into Myanmar on a visit to his parents in Thailand.
The move comes after the Tianwang website reported on the violent detention of petitioners in Beijing.
Chinese netizens are making the ruling Chinese Communist Party nervous about its 'relative who died overseas.'
Complaints are meanwhile being lodged over two recent deaths of petitioners in police custody, activists say.
Jiang Tianyong had previously been tortured during periods of unofficial detention, raising concerns that he may once more be at risk.
Chris Patten slams the "antics" of pro-independence lawmakers-elect Yau Wai-ching and Sixtus Leung, saying independence isn't an option for the city.
The investigation into the website's overseas funding sources comes after Beijing passed a draconian new cybersecurity law last month.
The women drank pesticides in a subway station close to Beijing's Tiananmen Square after being targeted by fraudsters.
The accident, the latest in a string of industrial disasters, is likely linked to poor management and lax safety training, sources say.
Jiang Tianyong's wife says he hasn't been in touch for more than 24 hours, suggesting he may be being held by the authorities in secret.
Hada and his wife say they have no source of income, but will continue to speak out on behalf of ethnic Mongolians in China.
Former Masanjia inmate Chen Shenqun was reported to have died in a "road accident" while under police escort after petitioning the government in Beijing.
Xie Dan is the latest to be targeted among several would-be election candidates in the city and across the country.
Orders issued in Gulja are also being reported elsewhere in the region, as the government clamps down further on the ethnically troubled region.
Family members say police have given them little information following the raid at a gathering in the city last week.
WHO official reckons hundreds of thousands of people die from using antibiotics that are no longer effective against bacteria.
Former teacher Wang Qingying said he had been tortured and mistreated while in the police-run detention center ahead of his trial in Guangdong.
Chinese internet users who try to access overseas news sites are warned by new browser messages that they are entering a 'fraudulent website.'
A trade and security commission also recommends banning Chinese state-owned companies from buying U.S. firms, citing security concerns.
Beijing pastor Xu Yonghai says restrictions are far tighter on religious believers than they were a few years ago, and travel bans are on the rise.
Yang Xiuzhu's return is trumpeted as a major triumph for President Xi Jinping's anti-corruption campaign.
The feature-length documentary about the Occupy Central movement had its planned Hong Kong premiere canceled by the Asia Society.
The city's High Court says the newly elected pair are disqualified after making protest oaths at their swearing-in.
The ruling Chinese Communist Party sends a stark warning to anyone else who may think of trying to oppose it.
The authorities are trying to create an 'atmosphere of terror' to stop rights activists from standing for election.
Young women are being fast-tracked into combat roles to boost the military's public image, sources say.
If a court disqualifies eight members of the city's Legislative Council, it will among to 'nothing less than a coup,' a lawmaker warns.
Chinese former vice security minister Meng Hongwei could mean Beijing now finds it much easier to pursue peaceful dissidents overseas, groups say.
The head of the logistics company judged responsible for the Aug. 12, 2015 explosions is handed a suspended death sentence.