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Chinese Communist Party Disruption Initiative



The CCP Disruption Initiative aims to expose how the CCP’s global influence threatens human rights and freedoms across the world.

The CCP Disruption Initiative endeavors to increase awareness about the CCP’s ongoing attacks on civil liberties and inspire a change in public attitudes toward Xi Jinping’s authoritarian regime. The program’s main areas of focus include corporate intimidation, digital surveillance, the crackdown on Chinese human rights defenders, the Uyghur genocide, the severe stifling of freedoms in Tibet, the trampling of freedoms in Hong Kong, and threats against Taiwan’s sovereignty.

HRF believes it is crucial to provide a platform for young activists who are spearheading bold and innovative approaches to stand up against the tyranny of the CCP. The future of democracy and human rights in China and its peripheries now falls in the hands of the next generation.

Our Strategy

Creative Campaigns

We launch innovative campaigns to raise awareness about the Chinese government’s attacks on civil liberties.

Reports & Op-Eds

We publish reports, policy notes, and op-eds to advance public understanding of the CCP’s authoritarianism.

Global Platform

We give activists who have spoken out against the Chinese regime a global platform to share their stories.

Our Impact

HRF testified before US Congress about the Chinese government’s economic coercion.

In December 2021, a representative from HRF was invited to testify at a congressional hearing about China’s economic coercion. At the hearing, HRF presented domestic policy recommendations directly to the United States Congress and emphasized the human rights implications of the Chinese government’s weaponization of economic clout.

We called for a boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympics.

At the 2021 Oslo Freedom Forum in Miami, Fla., HRF featured an exhibition by Chinese dissident artist and Havel Prize Laureate Badiucao to remind the world why Beijing must not be allowed to host the 2022 Beijing Olympic Games. In early 2022, HRF and the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights & Justice joined activists globally to call on democratic governments to commit to a diplomatic boycott of the Games, and refuse to send official representation. On the eve of the Games, HRF co-hosted a peaceful demonstration in front of the Capitol in Washington, D.C., to denounce the systematic human rights violations perpetrated by the CCP and call attention to the complicity of corporate sponsors and the International Olympics Committee.

HRF sent private letters to brands as well as academic institutions.

These private letters urged key decisionmakers to no longer provide a veneer of legitimacy to the Chinese government’s crimes and to pay attention to the CCP’s abuses — including the Uyghur genocide, overseas intimidation tactics, transnational repression, and academic infiltration. This form of outreach has paved the way for several private, closed-door meetings with HRF to discuss specific ways to stand up for human rights.

We provide recommendations to policymakers.

In March 2022, HRF submitted a public comment to the US Department of Homeland Security to help ensure that the US’s Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) would be as robust and effective as possible. The Act was enforced in June 2022.

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Listen to Activists

What Happens Next

Gulchehra Hoja

From Hong Kong to the World: Activism in Exile

Nathan Law

A Daughter’s Call for Justice

Akida Pulat

All for the Land of Snow: A Story of Tibetan Resilience

Chemi Lhamo

Into a Wind of Tear Gas: The Truth About Activism

Chung Ching (Glacier) Kwong

Until Every Uyghur is Free

Jewher Ilham