Google’s Schmidt ends mysterious N. Korea visit
Just two days after embarking on a controversial trip to N. Korea, Google’s Eric Schmidt alongside former New Mex. Gov. Bill Richardson has ended his trip — in hopes that his efforts urge the isolated country to accept and conquer the web to catch up to the expanding world economy.
Schmidt, who didn’t release many details regarding the trip before he had left told reporters before embarking on yet another trip (home):
“They have to make it possible for people to use the Internet, which the government in North Korea has not done. It’s their choice now.”
High-profile visits by American business leaders to the isolated nation are considered to be rare, so rare, many of N. Korea’s residents were left puzzled by the presence of Google’s chairman.
- Google’s Schmidt Calls on North Korea to End Internet Ban (bloomberg.com)
- Google’s Schmidt Urges Internet Openness In NKorea – NPR (npr.org)
- Details of Eric Schmidt’s North Korea trip revealed (slashgear.com)
- Eric Schmidt says North Korea must allow internet access or ‘remain behind’ (theverge.com)
- North Korea must open up to internet, says Google’s Eric Schmidt as visit ends (guardian.co.uk)
- Google chairman urges North Korea to end Internet censorship (digitaltrends.com)