Liu Daiqing was recently released from a six-month prison term for 'picking quarrels and stirring up trouble.'
Chinese president Xi Jinping calls on officials to take steps to safeguard social stability.
The death of Xu Dapeng highlights flaws in the reporting system for suspected cases of the novel coronavirus.
Health experts say the novel coronavirus that causes pneumonia has been traced to a market in Wuhan, but that a vaccine could take more than a year to develop.
Overseas epidemiologists are warning that there could be around 1,700 infections in Wuhan, compared with the official number of 270 confirmed cases.
Protesters stage a sit-in to mark the attack by triad-linked gangs on unarmed passers-by as thousands of emergency calls went unheeded by police.
The spread of novel coronavirus (nCoV) cases comes as hundreds of millions travel home ahead of Lunar New Year.
Lau was among the organizers of a demonstration urging sanctions against the ruling Chinese Communist Party in Beijing.
Authorities have hidden the grave of late ousted liberal premier Zhao Ziyang and installed facial recognition in the cemetery.
Sophia Huang says it's 'not convenient' for her to meet up with friends, suggesting her freedom may still be restricted.
Nuanced findings reveal worry over China’s growing economic clout, and support for Beijing in many ASEAN countries.
Japanese health officials say they have treated a man for the novel coronavirus (nCoV), who is now recuperating at home.
The decision comes as chief executive Carrie Lam tells lawmakers that there has been no police brutality, in spite of widespread local and international criticism.
The New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) calls on governments to resist Chinese influence amid a hostile global environment for basic rights and freedom.
Chang Weiping is under enforced disappearance, while Zhang Baocheng has been indicted on 'terrorism' charges.
Farmers in Thai villages suffer economically from drought, vanishing fish.
Freedom House says an expansion of Beijing’s efforts has ‘serious implications’ for democratic societies.
Maj. Gen. Wang Zhongcai’s visit comes amid Beijing’s diplomatic tensions with Jakarta over maritime rights.
The mayor of Taipei says the cities share democratic values, while Prague's mayor calls China 'an unreliable partner.'
Yuan Shanshan's landlord, who evicted the family at the behest of police, is ordered to pay back her rent.
Case is the first outside China, where dozens of people in the Chinese city of Wuhan have been infected.
Taiwan voters totally reject the Chinese Communist Party's "one country, two systems" scheme as they see Hong Kong protests play out.
Beijing says the New York-based group Human Rights Watch (HRW) has been encouraging Hong Kong independence, and that is is enforcing 'sanctions.'
Tsai wins a second term after calling on voters to stand up to threats to the island's freedom and democracy from China.
Tsai Ing-wen goes into Saturday's election with a comfortable lead in the opinion polls after spending a year standing up to China.
Young protesters who fled Hong Kong for fear of arrest for 'rioting' are hoping Taiwan's next government won't get closer to China.
A huge study tracks the mental health impact of months of police violence, likening the effects to those seen in war zones.
An Australian newspaper reports attempts to threaten and bribe Chinese defector Wang Liqiang after he revealed Beijing's influence operations in Taiwan.
The foreign ministers of both countries talked about the rule of law in maritime regions, including the South China Sea.
Chinese researchers say they have discovered a new virus, but experts say claims that it isn't spreading between people are dubious.