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Google’s Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt has earned a lot of Google air milage points recently, touting technology in stops across Asia. Take a look at where he’s gone and what he’s been up to along the way.

Burgeoning populations and pockets of lagging technology infrastructure make Asia a prime location for IT development. Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt surely thinks so with his recent stint of trips across the continent, where he’s been spreading messages of open internet and much more. Click on our map below to see what else he’s been up to.

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Seoul, South Korea

Sept. 27, 2012: Last year Schmidt took a trip to much less controversial South Korea, where he met with Samsung execs, promoted Nexus 7 and showed a sillier side by dancing along with Psy and his viral “Gangnam Style.”

Pyongyang, North Korea

A March cyber attack on South Korean computer networks has been traced to an IP address in China, despite many experts suspecting the attacks to originate in North Korea.  Officials noted that while the attack was traced to an IP address it China may have originated elsewhere and been routed through the country to disguise the attackers. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

A March cyber attack on South Korean computer networks has been traced to an IP address in China, despite many experts suspecting the attacks to originate in North Korea.  (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Jan. 7, 2013: Google’s executive chairman took what many saw as a strange and controversial trip to North Korea, where he advocated for a free and open internet in what he calls “the last really closed country in the world.”

Beijing, China

During a 2006 trip to Beijing, Google chief executive Eric Schmidt spells Chinese characters "Gu Ge" at the inauguration of the company new Chinese brand name April 12, 2006 in Beijing, China. Google said it has adopted the Chinese-language brand name "Gu Ge" for its Chinese operations, with Google chief executive Eric Schmidt saying the new name demonstrated Google's commitment to China.  (Photo by Guang Niu/Getty Images)

During a April 2006 trip to Beijing, Google chief executive Eric Schmidt spells Chinese characters “Gu Ge”  at the inauguration of the company new Chinese brand name. (Photo by Guang Niu/Getty Images)

Feb. 20, 2013: Attending a TED-like event known as Geek Park, Schmidt made his first public appearance in China in three years. In his hour-long talk, he discussed Google’s Android operating system and encouraged developers to write apps for it.

New Delhi, India

New Delhi

New Delhi (Thinkstock)

March 21, 2013: While on a trip to the Big Tent Activate Summit in New Delhi, Schmidt warned about heavyhanded control over the internet in China, where he had visited the month before, and advocated for better IT infrastructure in India.

Yangon, Myanmar

Old colonial palace in Yangon, Myanmar.

Old colonial palace in Yangon, Myanmar. (Thinkstock)

March 22, 2013: Schmidt became the first top  U.S. executive to visit Myanmar after its decades-long military dictatorship. There he promoted a free and open internet in a country ripe for IT expansion.

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  1. Please correct your map of India.!!

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  2. check the map of india….common u cant just make changes to a countries border – please correct it

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  3. Hi,

    I am highly offended by the map. Correct it,

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  4. The map of India is ridiculous. You have missed all the entire North-eastern states (there are 7) and Indian administered Kashmir.

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    1. On closer observation….you have missed Sikkim too….make that 8 north-eastern states and Kashmir.

      GigaOm….was this a rushed job?

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  5. Thanks for flagging that and apologies for the error. I’ve updated the map.

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