Article Index: According to the United States, “the Times quoted the words of the reporter’s number went to North Korea to interview, said North Korea’s speed and even far more than China. But the Internet population in North Korea is limited to the “elite”, “small number of high level government.” Non-profit organization in Virginia, United States Civilian Research and Development Foundation, project leader Scott Bruce pointed out in a research report.
To Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and former U.S. Mexico Governor Bill Richardson’s visit to the DPRK, led the group has been staying in Korea for three days.
Yesterday, Richardson seemed to contradict completely “private” visit to the position previously claimed, in the face of the U.S. media, he will put pressure on the DPRK disclose its delegation led by its moratorium on missile launches and nuclear test to empty out the funds so that more people use mobile phones and the Internet, and also asked the DPRK to humane treatment of the Korean-American businessman arrested by the DPRK in December last year, Peijun Hao. At the same time, according to media reports, China stationed in more than 70 experts to North Korea, to jointly develop China-DPRK Huangjinping the wafer Island Special Economic Zone “cooperation consulting.
North Korea speeds far exceeding China?
Yesterday, in the face of the media, former U.S. New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson said, “If there are more mobile and more open to the Internet, the Korean People’s lives will be better, we bring the message to the DPRK diplomats and technical staff. ”
Along the outside world has been the DPRK mysterious enclosed label affixed. Previously, many Western media had reported that North Korean authorities have been strictly limited access to the international Internet network pathways, many North Koreans have never been on the Internet. As a result, Google chairman Eric Schmidt Tuesday visit to Kim Il Sung University, a North Korean university students forward who demonstrate the use of the Google search network Wikipedia use became hot news of national media coverage.
According to the United States, “the Times quoted the words of the reporter’s number went to North Korea to interview said that North Korea’s speed and even far more than China. But the Internet population in North Korea is limited to the “elite”, “small number of high level government.” Non-profit organization in Virginia, United States Civilian Research and Development Foundation, project leader Scott Bruce pointed out in a research report.
The analysis pointed out that some recent signs that North Korea Kim Jong-un may wish slightly release the information technology. The speech of the New Year’s speech, Kim Jong-un repeatedly clear emphasis on the need for “technological revolution”.
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The trip to the DPRK was poised after North Korea launched a long-range rocket in December last year, the United States toward the penalty period, from the timing of some sensitive. The delegation’s move was a severe criticism of the conservatives in the United States. Richardson claims that the delegation will be to put pressure on North Korea to the moratorium on nuclear testing and missile launchers.
At the same time, from Washington spokesman Peter Velasco said, Richardson and his party arrived in the DPRK does not have any contact with the U.S. government to communicate.
U.S. State Department spokesman Newland has repeatedly stressed that Schmidt and Richardson outdated behavior purely personal move, the timing will not convey any information of the U.S. government. But he also said the U.S. government will listen to the report after the delegation from North Korea to go back.
Maybe this is the biggest achievements of the North Korea trip: Both parties have the opportunity to test the attitude of the other party. “To some extent, this is a very smart intelligence trip,” Adam Cathcart, Belfast, Queen’s University, a professor of history in Asia, told the media that, “Although the U.S. State Department said they do not like this time action, but I think in fact they see North Korea warmly welcomed the delegation is very pleased and I think that this action is not like on the surface looks like a simple, it means that with an intelligence. ”
The other hand, North Korea can also reconsider the benefits of the open Internet. “Schmidt’s arrival will lead to discussions on the future of Internet technology, and Kim Jong-un will participate in the globalization of the extent to which the upper North Korea.” Cathcart said, after all, perhaps, the Korean rulers, Let a Google to visit North Korea better than letting all the Korean people to visit Google would be far more secure.
The 70 experts DPRK development
In the mutual show tentacles while the United States and North Korea, China and the DPRK cooperation is still in full swing.
According to South Korean media reports, the staff of the the China Jilin Provincial Department of Commerce more than 70 were sent to North Korea a few months, the “cooperation consulting for special economic zones the development Huangjinping wafer Island. The source said China and North Korea experts to discuss the management of the Special Economic Zone morphology of the SAR’s legal system, various programs to attract foreign investment and other Chinese experts to North Korea to teach the experience of China’s reform and opening up. Currently, these Chinese civil servants stationed in North Korea and from the Rajin Huangjinping, and wafer Island near Sinuiju, Pyongyang, on specific Special Economic Zone operator program to start negotiations with North Korea.
China and the DPRK in August last year to set up a gold floor, Granville Island Management Committee.