Jianping Wu: First of all, I would like to thank the nominees and the selection committee for their nomination and the selection. I believe that they do not present this honor to me but also to all of the Chinese Internet scientists and engineers, the CERNET team, and Tsinghua University. Also, I applaud my colleagues for their effort and their contributions.
Secondly, I would like to thank the global Internet communities, such as ISOC, IETF, and ICANN for their services and selfless support and help for China and the Asia Pacific [over] the past twenty years. We remember clearly that in 1995 the earlier Chinese delegation participated in the INET conference by ISOC the Sheraton Waikiki Honolulu, Hawaii. That time, we know a lot of Internet friends who gave us so [much] help and suggestions for the Internet development and deployment in China and the Asia Pacific.
Since the first Internet connection in 1984 to China, there was more than twenty years of Internet history in China. Today, China has become an Internet and [?] application power, especially in recent years to promote the Internet Plus initiative plan. The Internet is a template to integrate with various fields, many fields, to create many [?], such as no cash/no card payment, steering bicycles and cars, online shopping, and so on. Many Chinese young people have played an important role in these innovation activities.
Innovation is the Internet’s soul and life. Since the past ten years, more and more Chinese Internet scientists and engineers participate in IETF meetings to learn the Internet technical innovation culture and they’re involved in Internet technical development. So far, there are more than eight RFCs by Chinese people as major authors within 8,000 RFCs. But, before 2005, there was only one RFC by them. This is still small, but the progress has started.
Finally I would like to say that we always believe the Internet is international. One world, one Internet. As I mentioned in 2010 when I got the Postel Award, I hope that China cannot profit from the Internet only, but also should make more contribution to the Internet such as the Internet technology innovations, closer collaboration with global Internet organizations such as ISOC. Hopefully next time, 25 Under 25 will include some Chinese young people. Thank you very much.