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Google Diplomacy: Eric Schmidt's Controversial Trip to North Korea

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Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson (centre R) and Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt (centre L) visit the Korean Computer Center in Pyongyang January 9, 2013 in this picture released by the North Korea's KCNA news agency. REUTERS/KCNA (NORTH KOREA - Tags: POLITICS SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS)

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Google chairman Eric Schmidt is back from his controversial trip to North Korea.

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He says he told North Korean leaders to loosen their restrictions on internet access in the recluse nation, or risk being left behind.

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Victor Cha, Korea chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, about what Google's attempt at diplomacy might have accomplished.

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