January 8th, 2013
06:37 PM ET

What is a Google exec doing in North Korea?

It is a rare sight indeed in one of the most isolated countries on Earth – Google Chairman Eric Schmidt visiting a computer lab at a university in North Korea. Schmidt is making the trip to the impoverished country with former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson. Could a change in the country's direction under new leader Kim Jong-un be on the horizon? Jill Dougherty reports.

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  1. outspoken

    That guy is CIA paid.

    January 9, 2013 at 6:23 pm | Reply
    • Xzan

      Why would he go there? We are without internet access here in the USA? I think we are like 29th in the world probably next to North Korea...

      January 10, 2013 at 7:01 pm | Reply
  2. rpiereck

    Soon on the internet: http://www.google.nk!

    January 9, 2013 at 7:20 am | Reply
  3. The Shadow Knows

    He's there to make more money for google, and BR is there to try and open a dialogue with NK, just like the last time he tried with the kids old man, which didn't work either. So he's wasting time and being a tourist.

    January 9, 2013 at 12:30 am | Reply
  4. Amit-Atlanta-USA.

    What's wrong with having the Google CEO Eric Schmidt going the North Korea? We need to establish diplomatic relations with that country in spite of all ignorant people in this country who are against it! We must stop letting ignorance dominate our foreign policies!

    January 8, 2013 at 7:46 pm | Reply

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