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Ex-Gov Richardson (R) and Google’s Schmidt look at a student using the Internet at Kim Il-sung University.

Ex-Gov Richardson (R) and Google’s Schmidt look at a student using the Internet at Kim Il-sung University.

Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said yesterday that his delegation is pressing North Korea to allow more cell phones and an open Internet for its citizens. Richardson told The Associated Press that the group is also asking for fair treatment for an American citizen detained in North Korea. “The citizens of the North Korea will be better off with more cell phones and an active Internet. Those are the ...

messages we’ve given to foreign policy officials, scientists” and government officials, he said. Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt also accompanied him. Most North Koreans have never logged onto the Internet, and the government limits access to the World Wide Web.

January/10/2013

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