From the Financial Times: “Liu Chuanzhi, chairman of Lenovo, the Chinese computer company, clearly recalls his early tentative dealings with International Business Machines, the mighty US technology group, in 1985.
Mr Liu and a small group of researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences had only the year before ‘plunged into the sea’ of business and wanted to sell new-fangled foreign personal computers in the Chinese market.”
Read the full profile here. Also, the New York Times published another article called “I.B.M. Sought a China Partnership, Not Just a Sale”