Police detain a group of activists who travel to Wuhan to inquire after Zhao Suli, incommunicado since her initial detention alongside husband Qin Yongmin in 2015.
Hong Kong's legal profession is up in arms over a 'decision' by China's parliament that claims to form a legal basis for mainland Chinese police to operate in the city.
Opening times are limited, and protests and demonstrations require a permit in advance, according to new restrictions on the public space.
The ruling Chinese Communist Party can't tolerate attacks within its own ranks on the image of late supreme leader Mao Zedong, but fears possible opposition from the left.
Opposition voices say the city's status as a separate jurisdiction will soon be a thing of the past, as Beijing issues a direct ruling on a long-debated controversy.
Wu Gan is handed the harsh jail term after refusing to 'confess' to subversion charges based on social media tweets.
Christian rights group ChinaAid said it helped Li Aijie flee China via Thailand after she faced threats and abuse from officials and from within her own family.
Activists say the law is a further bid by the ruling Chinese Communist Party to prevent public challenges to its official version of history.
The move prompts a public outcry, with activists saying the government is trying to eradicate the ethnic minority group’s cultural identity.
Former Chaoyang district police chief Gao Yan is cited in connection with the death in a police detention center of rights activist Cao Shunli.
Newly declassified diplomatic cables from May and June 1989 add harrowing details of the bloodshed as reported via secret sources.
The questioning and searching of four New Party members is reportedly linked to suspicions that they fed information to a convicted mainland Chinese spy, local media say.
Reporters Without Borders highlights fears for the health of Tianwang rights website founding editor Huang Qi, beaten while awaiting trial for 'leaking state secrets.'
Imported religions are increasingly targeted as being bad for China's 'cultural self-confidence.'
The former Portuguese enclave also announces it will be the new venue for a Confucius Institute, sparking fears for academic freedom in the city.
Meanwhile, an France-based Chinese artist and his French wife are believed detained after exhibiting a painting in Shenzhen referencing late political prisoner Liu Xiaobo.
Migrant workers in Shaanxi province fear that an official policy of getting rid of low-income groups may be spreading across the country from Beijing.
A heartbreaking note penned by the widow of China's Nobel peace prize winner gives a window into her desperate state of mind.
Pro-democracy lawmakers, hit by the loss of six seats in recent months, will now be less able to monitor and question the workings of the administration, critics say.
A letter calling on the city's party chief to resign over the mass eviction of low-income migrants from elsewhere in China is quickly expunged from social media sites.
The Committee to Protect Journalists says many jailed journalists have been given 'a slow death sentence' through lack of adequate medical care.
Authorities drop the more serious charge of 'leaking state secrets' but with try the activist for 'incitement to subvert state power.'
The highly choreographed event strikes a moderate tone that activists say isn't echoed among the wider population.
Retired university professor Wang Fandi is cremated following a funeral packed with his former students and family members of those killed or maimed in 1989.
Luo Lanqing, a 'big tweeter' with a social media following of 190,000, is detained after calling out official corruption and environmental pollution.
Hua Yong had spent several weeks documenting the city-wide mass eviction of out-of-town migrants from Beijing.
The Human Rights Day protest comes after thousands of migrant laborers and small traders are forced from their homes in the capital in the name of fire safety.
Beijing's narrow focus on basic economic rights means those less powerful are unable to speak out for themselves, activists say.
Feng Xiuqin's death was the result of unbearable emotional trauma and sleep-deprivation after the authorities detained her husband, her family say.
Chinese cybersecurity police tell activist Zhang Guanghong that they obtained evidence against him using a security 'backdoor.'