Toward the Jungle
Fan Baihua examines the many injustices in Chinese society that drive people to acts of desperation.
A Chronology of Unrest
Reported cases of uprisings in China over the past 18 months.
The Hanyuan Incident: Draining the Pond to Catch the Fish
He Qinglian warns that the pillaging of China's national resources exacerbates social instability.
Suicide as Protest
Si-si Liu urges the Chinese authorities to address social issues that drive women to the ultimate expression of despair.
The Wuhan Court Bribery Case
This HRIC Brief examines a corruption scandal that exposed critical vulnerabilities in China's justice system.
Four Satirical Short Stories
Zeng Renquan lampoons the corruption that plagues Chinese society.
Atop a Volcano
Liu Xiaobo examines the sources of public discontent, and advocates freedom of expression as a means of relieving pressure and developing solutions.
The Peasant Crisis: Only Freedom Will Bring Prosperity
Xiao Shu calls for China's peasants to be allowed to apply their own intelligence and talent to China's rural crisis.
A Triumph of Justice
This China Labour Bulletin Brief relates the events that led up to an unexpected happy ending in a high-profile labor dispute.
The End of the Rope
Zhang Lin describes how a measured official response prevented a potential riot in Bengbu, Anhui Province.
Mineshaft, Our Black Home
A poem by Qiu Yueshou.
The Role of Intellectuals
The Role of Public Intellectuals
Donghai Idao urges China's intellectuals to live up to their traditional responsibility of speaking according to their conscience.
Tough Times for China's Internet Human Rights Activists
Xu Jianxin observes how the Internet's vast potential has exposed activists to new perils.
The Legal Scholars as Public Intellectual
Law professor He Weifang advocates the American trend of participation by legal professionals in public life.
A Tribute to Hong Kong's Leung Kwok-hung
Yu Jie praises the moral courage of a Hong Kong street activist-turned-politician.
The Pit is Full of Ashes
Wang Juntao calls on China's intellectual elite to apply the lessons of history before social discontent reaches the point of no return.
Off Topic: Ethnic Relations in the Information Age
Yongyi Song reports on a path breaking conference of Chinese intellectuals in Connecticut.
The Lament of a Chinese POW
Wu Ningkun reviews Ha Jin's War Trash
The Internet as Participatory Journalism
Bobson Wong reviews Dan Gilmor's We the Media: Grassroots Journalism by the People, for the People
Internet Web sites that publish articles by China's dissident intellectuals
People detained for journalism-related offenses
What you can do
HRIC's activities from November 2004 - January 2005
Update on the case of Father Paul Dou
Index of Articles for 2004
Incorporating Responsibility 2008 Campaign