HRF has developed an expertise on East Asia by closely monitoring human rights in the region, and providing a global platform for activists and civil society organizations to share their experiences and stories. Over the years, HRF has spearheaded new, engaging initiatives to raise awareness of the current state of authoritarianism in China under Xi Jinping.
HRF’s CCP Disruption Initiative is a multifaceted project that aims to expose the myriad ways that the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) rapidly growing global influence poses a major threat to human rights and freedoms. This program’s areas of focus include the crackdowns on Chinese human rights defenders, the genocide against the Uyghur Muslims, the severe stifling of freedoms in Tibet, and the trampling of freedoms in Hong Kong. Through creative campaigns, public education, and in-house research, HRF aims to increase awareness about CCP’s ongoing attacks on civil liberties and inspire a change in public attitudes toward Xi Jinping’s authoritarian regime. HRF’s CCP Disruption Initiative is especially timely, as July 2021 marked the 100th anniversary of the CCP’s founding.