Wang Quanzhang, 42, who defended political activists and victims of land seizures, disappeared in a 2015 sweep known as the "709" crackdown aimed at courtroom critics of government critics.
The bus was hijacked mid-afternoon and hit pedestrians along the way as it careened down the street in the city of Longyan, said police.
Japan has activated amphibious troops, in a first since World War Two, to defend its remote islands against any external threat.
As the search for 31 remaining crew members on the Panamanian-flagged tanker continues, rescue boats have been trying to control the blaze for 72 hours.
An Iranian oil tanker collided with a bulk freighter and caught fire off China's eastern coast, leaving 32 crew members missing, most of them Iranians, authorities say.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping met on the sidelines of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in the Vietnamese resort city of Danang.
The nature of the blast is not clear, but an official at the police station in Fengxian county said that the explosion was under investigation.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson opened his trip to Asia by saying the escalating threat from the DPRK's nuclear program shows the need for a new approach to North Korea.
US defence secretary James Mattis concluded his first foreign trip to South Korea and Japan, where he discussed with his Asian allies North Korea's nuclear programme and China's growing influence in the region.
Upsetting its neighbours and Western countries because of its assertive claim to most of the South China Sea, China has accused Japan of stirring things up in the region for its own purposes.
China says relations with Japan should be based on cooperation not confrontation.
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