I never got to Meet Mr. Robert Wu in person, but if it wasn’t for his pioneering work on bringing the world’s 2 most important countries together to tackle the biggest challenge humanity has ever faced, my life would be totally different.
In 2008 I was a young Taiwanese-American curious about sustainability, and Mr. Wu spearheaded many of the initiatives that brought me to China to learn and work. From my first project with National Geographic on China green buildings, to now directing films for Lenovo, Tencent, Alibaba, and Jet Li, none of it would have happened if not for his passion, tenacity, and foresight.
Rest In Power 吴锡九先生。Your legacy is secure. Now it is up to us to continue his vision and face down anthropogenic climate change with dedication, collaboration, and hard work.