I wonder what the propaganda angle the Kim regime is trying to squeeze out of this trip is?
Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt is reportedly preparing to travel to North Korea on a “private, humanitarian mission” led by former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, nine weeks after a Korean-American tour group operator was held by the regime.
Schmidt will be traveling to the North with Richardson as early as this month, sources familiar with the group’s plans told the Associated Press yesterday on the condition of anonymity.
It wasn’t disclosed why a top leader of the world’s tech giant is visiting the reclusive communist country and whom he will meet there. [Joong Ang lbo]
You can read the rest at the link, but I think it is likely that the North Koreans requested Schmidt to come on this trip with Richardson. So there is something they want from the Google CEO in order to release the detained American. Anyone got any guesses on what it could be?