Rights groups highlight incommunicado detention, the risk of torture, and the mass incarceration of Muslims in camps as areas of particular concern.
More than 100 riot police descend on three independently run mosques in Yunnan's Weishan county, clashing with local Muslims who tried to resist.
Students are targeted after protesting the 'reorganization' of their group by school authorities, a Maoist group says.
Li Wenzu is prevented by security guards from approaching the Supreme People's Court in Beijing, where she had hoped to make a complaint.
The foreign affairs minister for the democratic island of Taiwan talks about the island's independent status as 'a reality that can't be erased.'
Sun Lin retweeted a number of social media posts judged by the authorities to be subversive, as well as shouting 'down with the Communist Party' at a local meeting.
Wu Yuhua and her husband, Yang Chong, are close to getting asylum elsewhere, lawyer says.
The detention of Qiu Zhanxuan comes amid a nationwide crackdown on left-wing students who supported a Shenzhen labor movement.
Fellow activists say Wang Quanzhang refused to plead guilty.
Wang Quanzhang's wife Li Wenzu is under surveillance at home, while state security police say the trial will be held 'in secret.'
Activists mail Christmas cards to jailed dissidents in a bid to put pressure on the authorities for their release.
A ban on the public celebration of Christmas is being implemented in some locations but not in others, Christians say.
Qin Yongmin is planning to begin a hunger strike in protest at his treatment in Hubei's Guanghua Prison, a fellow activist says.
Lee Ming-cheh is forced to labor 10 hours a day with no day off, while authorities have blocked his access to money sent by his wife.
Zhou Yongjun faces yet another prison sentence after being arrested near the Vietnam border.
A rights attorney, a writer and an activist and commentator are forced to leave the province by state security police.
The U.S. indicts two Chinese nationals on charges of conspiracy to commit computer intrusions against dozens of companies globally.
The government bans any overt display of Christian faith in cities across China, including trees, decorations and commercial promotions.
Xu Youchen was detained during a petitioning trip to the Chinese capital, but said he didn't intend to kill the policeman sent to bring him home.
News of a third detention comes after Chinese warned of "grave consequences" if Ottawa failed to release Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou.
One in six jailed journalists is at risk of dying in a Chinese prison, according to a report by Reporters Without Borders.
Zhao Changqing joins his family two years after they fled China, and vows to continue working for democracy from exile.
Four women shave their heads, then name and shame two judges publicly for holding rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang well past the legal time limit.
Authorities appear to hack users' Twitter accounts via their smartphones, and use threats to force them to delete their accounts entirely.
Workers protest long hours and higher production targets at no increase in pay.
Meng Lang's writing was suffused with a 'strong sense of resistance' to the official literature of the ruling Chinese Communist Party, friends say.
Occupy Central co-founder Benny Tai warns of a 'chilling effect' if the nine defendants are found guilty of public order charges.
Freight forwarding companies in southern China openly advertise third-country transshipment and new certificates of origin for exporters to the US.
Michael Spavor, who set up an organization sending tour groups to North Korea, is under investigation for 'harming state security' in Liaoning province.
A U.S.-based group calls for the release of 'scores' of people detained in raids on the Early Rain Covenant Church in Chengdu.