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Eric Schmidt in Pyongyang Day 2

Executive Chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt, back row left, and former Governor of New Mexico Bill Richardson, back row right, look at North Korean soldiers working on computers at the Grand Peoples Study House in Pyongyang, North Korea.

Eric Schmidt in Pyongyang


Executive Chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt is the highest-profile U.S. executive to visit North Korea - a country with notoriously restrictive online policies - since young leader Kim Jong Un took power a year ago. Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson called the trip to North Korea a private humanitarian visit.

On the second day of their trip, Schmidt and Richardson toured the facility to see demonstrations of North Korean computer technology. Richardson said his delegation is pressing North Korea to put a moratorium on missile launches and nuclear tests and to allow more cell phones and an open Internet for its citizens.