engine - 4:46 pm on Jan 10, 2013 (gmt 0)
It's described as a 'private visit.' How odd is that?
Perhaps he's looking for a holiday home.
Google Inc. Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said he told North Korean officials that they must drop barriers to global Internet access if they hope to develop their economy.
"As the world becomes increasingly connected, their decision to be virtually isolated is very much going to affect their physical world," he told reporters in Beijing on Thursday, as he returned from a three-day trip to North Korea with former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson. He added that it would "make it harder for them to catch up economically. We made that alternative very, very clear."
Mr. Schmidt called his trip "a private visit to North Korea to talk about the free and open Internet." Mr. Richardson described the discussions with North Koreans on technology as the most productive talks of the trip, adding that North Korean officials appeared open to technological exchanges.Google's Schmidt Presses North Korea on Web Barriers [online.wsj.com]