U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission says hope of a reforming China has faded.
Beijing Fengrui law firm has ceased to exist, three years after a nationwide crackdown targeting hundreds of human rights lawyers and activists.
A Maoist student group showing solidarity with workers at Jasic Technology in Shenzhen is the main target for a growing, nationwide crackdown.
The head of the Unirule Institute of Economics, Sheng Hong, says the authorities are targeting independent voices from the private sector.
Yang Chong and his wife Wu Yuhua fled China in 2015 after being targeted for their activism.
Democratic politicians and journalists say Beijing's 'red lines' are vague and subject to change, and that the city's government nods along with them too willingly.
At least one student is detained after a protest outside the Apple Store in Beijing, while student Marxists in Nanjing are beaten by 'unidentified men.'
Ma Jian had been due to discuss a satirical novel titled "China Dream," a reference to a slogan of President Xi Jinping.
Li Wenzu and fellow activists wear T-shirts at a court building in Tianjin calling for the release of Wang Quanzhang.
Hundreds of workers protest outside government buildings in Guangdong in a call for compensation for work-related illness.
The continued detention of Wang Quanzhang, Jiang Tianyong and Li Yuhan is 'arbitrary' and contravenes international human rights law, a working group says.
Hu Xin was said to have been suffering from 'depression,' although fellow journalists point to the stress of working for tightly controlled state media.
The 'disappearance' of contributions from civil rights groups raises fears of growing Chinese clout on the UN Rights Council.
The island's president says security services will do what is necessary to defend its democracy against a disinformation campaign originating in mainland China.
Sheng Hong is prevented from attending a symposium at Harvard University discussing 40 years of economic reform.
Fourteen rights organizations call for Huang Qi's release on the eve of a UN review of China's rights record.
China remains the worst country for internet controls, amid a global downturn in online freedom, Freedom House says.