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Guo Bin

Guo Bin

HRD, Equality campaigner
SCMP Article

Fears for Chinese NGOs as activists arrested

Guo Bin is director of ACTogether, an anti-discrmination NGO which works to promote equal access to employment for disadvantaged groups. He previously worked at the Beijing Yirenping Centre and was formerly the director of the non-governmental organisation's Zhengzhou offices. Yirenping was founded in 1996 to combat discrimination and offer support to people suffering from hepatitis B and HIV. The NGO also champions gender equality.


Chinese HRDs face intimidation, harassment, house arrest, abductions, torture and imprisonment. They also work under very restrictive legislation, including laws which criminalize all unauthorized demonstrations and require government sponsorship for NGO registration, which is refused to any organisation touching on human rights issues. Widescale investigations into NGOs with links to overseas organisations took place in 2014 and 2015 resulting in harassment, detentions and forced closures.