These publications provide uncensored platforms for domestic voices pressing for reform, greater official accountability, and rule of law; inform the international community on critical human rights-related issues and developments inside China; deepen the public’s understanding of these issues and developments; and advance informed domestic and international discussions.
HRIC currently publishes two electronic journals: the semiannual, bilingual China Rights Forum (CRF), and the biweekly Chinese-language Shuangzhoukan (SZK). These publications serve as uncensored platforms for writings by contributors from mainland China, including independent intellectuals, academics, lawyers, rights defenders, and other activists.
Founded in 1990 as a print periodical, CRF transitioned in 2012 to an exclusively online platform. SZK was launched in June 2009, superseding two HRIC Chinese-language electronic journals: the monthly Ren Yu Ren Quan (RYRQ) and the weekly Huaxia Dianzi Bao (HXB). RYRQ was a forum for in-depth analyses, investigative reports, research and theoretical papers, and commentaries by Chinese intellectuals, and HXB focused primarily on current events.
In addition to its journals, HRIC publishes books and reports on diverse critical human rights-related topics, including media censorship, state secrets, ethnic minorities, and human rights and counterterrorism. HRIC reports include research reports, whitepapers, and parallel reports to UN treaty bodies.