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.


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