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Eric Schmidt's Next Stop? Myanmar

The Google exec's visit comes after his controversial trip to North Korea.

Google's Eric Schmidt is heading to Myanmar.

The company's executive chairman will visit the slowly-opening country as part of a trip to "several countries in Asia to connect with local partners," a Google spokesman told the Wall Street Journal.

Schmidt's visit to Myanmar comes only weeks after he made a high-profile trip to North Korea, where he reportedly discussed widening internet access with the North Korean leaders (much to the U.S. State Department's disapproval).

Earlier this month, reps from a variety of tech companies including Google went on a USAID-sponsored trip to Myanmar to meet with young entrepreneurs and talk about improving the country's internet infrastructure.

[Image: Flickr user jdlasica]

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