Google chief urges North Korea to expand web access

Google chief urges North Korea to expand web access

Google chief urges North Korea to expand web access

Updated 11 January 2013, 10:22 AEST

A former U.S. governor and the chairman of Google have urged North Korea to stop nuclear and missile tests and expand mobile phone and Internet access in the country.

Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson and Google boss Eric Schmidt are now in Beijing after leading a private delegation to Pyongyang.

In North Korea, they also requested fair and humane treatment for a Korean-American citizen under arrest in Pyongyang, who's been charged with unspecified crimes against the state.
 
Laura Tchilinguirian spoke to Dr Leonid Petrov, a Korea expert from the Australian National University.
 
Presenter: Laura Tchilinguirian
 
Speaker: Dr Leonid Petrov, Visiting Fellow, Australian National University College of Asia and the Pacific

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