President Xi Jinping is expected to reveal the lineup at the highest levels of government, and the list of names will show whether any other faction in the ruling party still has a voice.
Peaceful dissidents, lawyers and rights activists are frequently held incommunicado under laws governing "matters of state security."
Liu Xia, widow of late political prisoner Liu Xiaobo, is being held at an unknown location amid fears for her mental health.
Macau officials have declined to explain how the journalists posed a threat to the city's internal stability and security.
Schools may have to teach the 'proper' use of the anthem from the first grade, while anyone mocking or changing the lyrics could face criminal prosecution under a proposed law.
Rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng has not been seen or heard from since Aug. 13, prompting fears for his safety.
Hada and Xinna's accounts of WeChat have been permanently shut down for "rumor-mongering," while their cell phone signals are being tampered with to prevent their reconnection.
The country's Cyberspace Administration wants to see real-name registration even for passing comments, ensuring that all who comment are traceable by the authorities.
Major protests, fires, accidents and terror attacks are among the "things which cannot be allowed to happen," local officials are told.
Qin Yongmin says he wants his wife Zhao Suli, who hasn't been seen for more than two years, to be allowed to attend his subversion trial.
Official media says academic institutions 'can stop engaging' with China if they don't like its laws.
Wu Rongrong has called on the Chinese authorities to follow their own rules and issue her with a permit to study in the city.
Uyghurs and Kazakhs are the target of increased security measures following recent terror attacks in Europe, sources say.
Yin Shanshan's social media account loses its 'verified' status after a public backlash denouncing her 'politically incorrect' views about the homegrown blockbuster.
Jiangsu petitioner Luo Mingfeng is being held in an unknown location after staging several protests in recent days over the alleged actions of a People's Congress representative.
Jiang Tianyong is believed to be acting in the face of threats to his or his family's health and safety, his wife and fellow lawyers say.
Wu Minglang, known to poetry lovers as Langzi, is detained after he penned a poem in memory of the late Nobel peace prize-winner.
The move comes after vocal protests by hundreds of academics and commentators against expanding Chinese censorship.
Jiang Tianyong will reportedly stand trial in the central province of Hunan, but the authorities have yet to inform his family or defense attorneys.
More than 300 articles mentioning the Cultural Revolution, Tibet, Taiwan, and Tiananmen are removed from its Chinese-language website.
Recruitment drives target the 'inner provinces' of China, making a large influx of highly educated Han Chinese migrants likely.
One says the Court of Appeal acted 'outside accepted norms,' while jailed activist Joshua Wong calls on Hong Kong to take a good look at the rule of law in the city.
Xi's ideology may be linked to poverty reduction, and will likely supersede his predecessors' in prominence, analysts say.
Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow are handed jail terms of up to eight months after the government called for harsher penalties linked to a prior public order offense.
Taghirsyz Dawutkhan was tortured for a confession and jailed with no access to a lawyer, his friends say.
Wong says the same judges who jailed 13 activists this week after they had served their initial sentences will hand down a verdict in his case.
Churches are raided, believers harassed and jailed, U.S. State Department says.
The department of justice retrospectively defines their protest as a riot, sending 12 people to jail for more than a year.
Gao Zhisheng, recently under house arrest in the northern province of Shaanxi, hasn't been seen or heard of since Sunday, amid growing fears for his safety.
Activists say the authorities are embarrassed that they have been unable to wring a 'confession' from Wu Gan, who has previously reported being tortured in police detention.