Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership
DPRK state media reported on 7 January (Monday) that China’s Vice Minister of Commerce Li Jinzao arrived at Pyongyang Sunan Airport, at the head of a delegation of trade and economic officials. During their stay, Li and the PRC delegation will attend the 7th meeting of the DPRK-China intergovernmental committee in economic, trade, science and technology cooperation.
DPRK state media also reported on 7 January that a delegation led by former US Ambassador and New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson arrived the same day. Gov. Richardson’s delegation includes Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google.
Andray Abrahamian wrote about the Richardson-Google DPRK visit for the Choson Exchange blog.