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Ke Chenbing

Ke Chengbing (柯成兵)


Ke Chengbing (柯成兵) is a labour rights defender from Hubei province in central China. While studying at Jinan University in Guangzhou, he developed an interest in and conducted countryside field research on human rights issues in rural communities. After his graduation in 2012, he assisted workers facing labour rights challenges in the highly urbanised and industrialised region known as the Pearl River Delta in southern China. He took part in the investigations into the working conditions in factories in Guangdong province owned by the Taiwanese electronic manufacturing company Foxconn. He helped launch the independent online labour rights news and advocacy platform iLabour (“Xinshengdai” in Chinese) in 2013. As co-editor of the iLabour platform, Ke Chengbing helped publish articles about labour rights under Chinese law, incidents of labour rights violations, and workers’ own experiences in labour rights advocacy. iLabour also provided labour rights consultations for workers on how to submit petitions to government officials and claim their rights under Chinese labour law and regulations.


Chinese human rights defenders work across a wide spectrum of issues, engaging with rights violators on numerous levels, including the protection of the economic rights of Chinese citizens, advocating for victims of property appropriation, forced demolition, and violation of labour contracts.