Veteran democracy activist Zhu Yufu's wife is warned not to speak out about his health.
Chinese prostitutes risk HIV infection and fear harassment and violence from police, a report says.
Lawyers say a new law should make it harder to commit people.
They say the ruling Communist Party has never investigated the widespread collapse of schools in the disaster.
They were trying to help several hundred people held illegally, a lawyer says.
The director faces the prospect of being fined millions of dollars.
He is arrested in Guangzhou and accused of seeking political asylum.
Police question a lawyer who tried to visit Liu Ping, detained on subversion charges after calling for transparency.
Some fear the articles may herald a fresh crackdown on the country's hugely popular Twitter-like services.
The appeal over the 19-year-old poisoning case gets more than 100,000 signatures.
Graduates with a parent in officialdom earn on average 15 percent more than their peers in their first job.
Repressive policies hamper prevention goals, a leading doctor says.
Work on the May edition is delayed after last month's cover story draws official ire.
The herders say they are victims of China's exploitation of resources.
The demonstration falls on the sensitive May 4th Movement anniversary.
Standards for testing 'natural' bottled spring water date back to the 1950s.
Local authorities are still powerful enough to order psychiatric treatment.