Free information and communication on Internet
is forbidden in China. So you’re facing so-called a great firewall to block all the
major international Internet servers. And within China you have 100,000 Internet police
just sitting there delete all blog or whatever the information they think we cannot appreciate
about. But still, the Chinese twitter and Chinese blog still offers a certain kind of
freedom this nation never had before. And also, daily when the event’s happening people
start to make comments on it, which build up a very strong platform for civil opinions
and discussions, which already completely change the landscape of the political situation.
I think those technology platform constantly put the government on trial. And every event,
every policy they make will be people will laugh about it, and they will make fun about
it. This is amazing for younger generation. I think Internet technology can lead more
freedom in everywhere, especially in China. A state like China or other authoritarian
society, to maintain this kind of control is to censor and to block the freedom of expression.
Once that is not possible, then to maintain this kind of control is impossible. So obviously
Internet is the answer to achieve a civil society or to get young people to be engaged,
to be involved and to be informed, and to freely associate and communicate with other
people. This is truly a miracle gift from the human struggle. I think it is so beautiful,
and I think it’s beyond the imagination.