From the Archives: Qiheng Hu on Helping China Connect to the Global Internet
2013 Internet Hall of Fame inductee Qiheng Hu was a key player in a team that helped China become part of the world’s Internet community. Madame Hu, along with six different organizations in that country, had to figure out how to connect China to the Internet in the absence of high-end supercomputers. In 1986, the U.S. and Japan had agreed not to sell supercomputers to China, so the team faced the challenge of recreating the technology themselves. In 1994, however, Madame Hu attended a scientific collaboration conference in Washington, D.C., and the relationships she formed there paved the way for China’s eventual connectivity. Watch this exclusive interview to hear more about her pioneering story.