IBM China Research Laboratory (CRL) celebrated its tenth anniversary on August 30, 2005. As part of IBM China's development strategy, CRL was the first research lab that multinational companies set up in China ten years ago as a part of a commitment to the Chinese government. Now there are hundreds of research and development labs started by multinational companies in China. What made IBM decide to build its first research lab in a developing country in 1995a hard time in IBM history? What made IBM choose to become the first multinational company to start a research lab in China…
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