Why is Google chief Eric Schmidt visiting North Korea?

SEOUL — So, we now know that Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt is heading to North Korea this month.As with virtually anything surrounding North Korea, the journey has triggered speculation and intrigue.Google says the trip is a personal humanitarian mission, and won’t comment further. Schmidt will travel with former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, a seasoned North Korea negotiator, sources have told AP. Presumably Richardon’s negotiation services will yield something other than an umbrella drink at the Pyongyang Four Seasons.Schmidt has been an advocate for internet access and freedom, both of which few North Koreans enjoy, although it’s not clear whether he will push this agenda in Pyongyang.Continue Reading…

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Why is Google chief Eric Schmidt visiting North Korea?

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