Google saw its services blocked in China on Friday.




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November 12, 2012
Chris Crum Google Gets Blocked In China
By Chris Crum
Google saw its services blocked in China on Friday. GreatFire.org, which monitors Chinese Internet censorship, says it’s the first time since it started tracking it back in February of last year, that this has happened.

The block reportedly includes google.com, mail.google.com, google-analytics.com, docs.google.com, drive.google.com, maps.google.com, play.google.com at least. Users can reportedly still access other country versions, such as google.co.uk.

“The Communist Party of China is currently holding its 18th Party Congress in which new leaders of the party and the country are formally chosen,” the site reports. “The fact that Google is blocked now is surely no coincidence. The big question is whether it will be unblocked again once the congress is over. We will closely monitor developments.” [...]

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