Kim Jung-Un has never had something like this happen before: first he launches a successful-ish rocket and enters the 20th century. Now, Google’s Eric Schmidt is paying his impoverished kingdom a visit to talk — about something that hasn’t been disclosed. Keep in mind that most of North Korea is dirt poor, has not heard of the Internet, and doesn’t have the infrastructure to support it.
The AP reports Schmidt’s visit will take place “as early as this month,” and that former Governor (and experienced North Korea negotiator) Bill Richardson will escort the Schmidt. The purpose of the trip? Unknown. However, it’s safe to say to go with the vague assumption that it’s for talks and business:
It was not immediately clear who Schmidt and Richardson expect to meet in North Korea, a country that does not have diplomatic relations with the United States. North Korea has almost no business with companies in the U.S., which has banned the import of North Korean-made goods.
This should be interesting. Via: AP