Beijing authorities say they have 'cleared' some 40 million square meters of 'illegal buildings,' as residents elsewhere in China point to fresh demolition drives.
Pilot projects have begun linking surveillance cameras and internet-connected devices to a nationwide platform called 'Sharp Eyes.'
Zhen Jianghua has been held incommunicado for five months with no access to family or a lawyer, prompting fears for his personal safety.
Herders from Inner Mongolia are detained as they pursue long-running complaints over local pollution and the loss of grazing land.
Political supporters of Beijing say lawmaker Au Nok-hin's burning of the city's mini-constitution should disqualify him from office.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is trying to put pressure on the US with his Beijing trip, and buy more time until his nuclear weapons are ready, experts say.
The women were held for nearly a month as President Xi Jinping began his second, and indefinite, term in office following changes to the constitution.
Wang Yu and Bao Longjun say they are unable to make overseas money transfers, and haven't been permitted to return to their jobs since their bail restrictions expired.
The United Front Work Department will 'manage' and investigate Chinese citizens with overseas ties, along with ethnic Chinese citizens of other countries.
The article hits out at 'spinelessness' in academic circles, calling on scholars to use their pens to speak truth to power.
Wu's father says the authorities are stalling an appeal against his daughter's guilty verdict, which is stuck in limbo at the provincial level.
The city's police department warns it will revoke the all-important 'hukou' registration of overseas Green Card holders from May 1.
Officials are ordered to tighten control over online video and audio, including user-generated contact, as the ruling party takes direct charge of all media.
Tariffs would have a 60-day consultation period, while U.S. trade chief pursues WTO action on Chinese technology policies.
Amnesty International calls for urgent action to release rights lawyer Yu Wensheng, or to allow him visits from lawyers and family.
Xu Qin, who worked for human rights groups founded by detained veteran pro-democracy activist Qin Yongmin, may now face a lengthy jail term.
A newly merged mass broadcaster, modeled on Russia Today, will seek to export Chinese ideology to the rest of the world, critics warn.
The new super-agency will have the power to detain and interrogate anyone working directly or indirectly for the government.
Recent moves to ban 'insults' to China's national anthem in the city will further damage the city's traditional freedom of expression, a rights group says.
Xi elevates his political ally and anti-graft 'hit man' Wang Qishan to the post of vice president, which also carries no limits on length of time in office.
Lei Ping is released two days after being detained on suspicion of rumor-mongering, after a rare intervention from a state-backed environmental body.
Xu Qin is likely being held incommunicado to increase her sense of isolation and cut her off from outside support, a friend says.
Activists are detained and pressured into remaining silent on the changes, which will allow President Xi Jinping to rule for as long as he likes.
Lawyers say proposals for a new law would inject 'ideological content' foreign to the city's common law jurisdiction, and possibly breach the mini-constitution.
Protesters gather outside the California State Legislature to 'oppose dictatorship' after constitutional changes allowing president Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely.
An elderly man is taken to hospital after cutting his wrists during a visit to the State Council complaints bureau, amid a nationwide security operation targeting those who complain.
Chen Jianfang and Li Xiaoling win an award in honor of late rights activist Cao Shunli, who died for lack of medical care in police custody.
State media colleagues say the reporter has had her accreditation revoked, and will likely face further sanctions.
Several ministries and government regulators will merge, forming super-ministries and commissions led by high-ranking allies of President Xi Jinping.
The graffiti show solidarity with calls for independence across the internal border in Hong Kong, and come amid fears that Cantonese culture is being suppressed by Beijing.