IBM in China

Greater China Grounp

Since in the 1920s, when longtime IBM executive Otto Braitmayer first sailed across the vast Pacific Ocean to visit China, IBM recognized the potential benefits that information technology could provide for the region. In the decades that followed Braitmayer's initial forays, the company actively developed products and technologies for Chinese society - from a Chinese character typewriter in 1946 to a computer program that translates Chinese into English in 1963, and more.

On these pages we've collected highlights from IBM's long history in China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, along with a sampling of images from our collection of materials covering decades of the company's activities in this region