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The goal of all HRIC advocacy is to support domestic Chinese civil society and to advance international awareness of key cases and current issues in China.

To further these goals, our advocacy program both responds to urgent individual cases and advances long-term structural reforms, operating simultaneously at the domestic and international levels. Throughout our advocacy work, HRIC promotes results-oriented engagement by governments, international NGOs, the business community, and multi-stakeholder groups. 

Our advocacy activities, which draw upon and complement our media activities, include: casework, trainings, public presentations and briefings, research reports, and engagement in international human rights monitoring processes and ongoing policy debates. 

Key thematic focus areas include: rights defense, accountability and the end of official impunity, freedom of expression, access to information, and economic, social, and cultural rights. More information on specific program areas is available through the below links.

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