Chinese legal activist released at end of 4-year prison term

BEIJING (AP) — The lawyer of a Chinese legal activist says he has been released from prison at the end of a four-year sentence imposed on him after he founded a loose network of socially conscious cam...

Milestones in China's pro-democracy movement

The career of writer and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo intersected often with China's pro-democracy movement. He considered the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests a turning point of his life and h...

Milestones in China's pro-democracy movement

The career of Liu Xiaobo, China's most prominent political prisoner who died Thursday, intersected various times with the country's pro-democracy movement until his final imprisonment in 2008. ...

Chinese dissident disappears in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Chinese activist once detained in his country for “causing social disorder” disappeared the day after he arrived in Taiwan with a tour group, reports said Sa...

Severe crackdown in China on church crosses draws backlash

LOWER DAFEI VILLAGE, China (AP) — About a dozen Catholics wept and sang hymns outside their church as a man climbed to the top of the building and sliced off its steel cross with a cutting torch. It t...

Activist known for brash tactics among dozens held in China

BEIJING (AP) — Bearded, bald and burly ex-soldier Wu Gan calls himself The Ultra Vulgar Butcher. He poses for online portraits brandishing knives in both hands that he says he'll use to "slaughter the...

China jails citizen activists up to 6 1/2 years

BEIJING (AP) -- A court in eastern China on Thursday sentenced to up to 6 ? years in prison three activists who were part of a nascent civil rights movement that has urged government officials to publ...

China hits activists with common-crime charges

BEIJING (AP) -- In prosecuting the country's political and social activists, an image-conscious Beijing is shifting its tactics.Rather than filing charges of inciting state subversion that amount to p...