North Korean Officials Tour Google As Part Of Capitalism Field Trip

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Twelve North Korean officials are spending the week in California to study capitalism and the free market.On Friday the officials toured the Mountain View headquarters of Google, according to Chosun Ilbo.

A South Korean Foreign Ministry official said, “It appears that U.S. officials may have arranged the visit to Google in order to show the North Koreans the level of U.S. technology and influence. Though it’s unlikely that North Korea will open up to the outside world immediately, it could help shift the mindset of the regime over the long term.”

Meanwhile back in North Korea, most people don’t have access to the Internet and those who do don’t have access to Google.

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