It’s not a Google delegation. Eric Schmidt has said several times that he’s there on a personal trip and not representing Google.
Jean H. Lee
PYONGYANG, North Korea – Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said Wednesday that his delegation is pressing North Korea to put a moratorium on missile launches and nuclear tests and to allow more cellphones and an open Internet for its citizens.
Richardson told The Associated Press in an exclusive interview in Pyongyang that the group is also asking for fair and humane treatment for an American citizen detained in North Korea. Also on the trip is Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt.
“The citizens of the DPRK (North Korea) will be better off with more cellphones and an active Internet. Those are the three messages we’ve given to a variety of foreign policy officials, scientists” and government officials, Richardson said.
Most North Koreans have never logged onto the Internet, and the country’s authoritarian government strictly limits access to the World Wide Web.
Richardson has said the delegation is…
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