Founder, China Labour BulletinChina
Han Dongfang is the founder and executive director of China Labour Bulletin (CLB). Mr. Dongfang has been an outspoken advocate for workers' rights in China for almost three decades. He first came to prominence during the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 when, as a railway worker, he helped set up China’s first independent trade union, the Beijing Autonomous Workers Federation (BWAF). In 1993 Mr. Dongfang was expelled to Hong Kong, and the following year he founded CLB. Mr. Dongfang has received numerous international awards, including the Democracy Award from the U.S. National Endowment for Democracy (1993), and the Gleitsman Foundation's International Activist Award (2005). In addition to his work as an activist, Mr. Dongfang conducts weekly interviews with Chinese workers on Radio Free Asia.