The PJ Tatler

Gmail blocked in China

The Next Web:


Search giant Google has confirmed that Chinese authorities have restricted access to its Gmail service, officially commenting on reports which speculated China’s “Great Wall Of China” was specifically blocking Google’s email platform in the country.

Last week, Gmail users had been complaining on Chinese microblogs and on Twitter (despite being blocked in the country) that the service was slow or inaccessible. Google spokeswoman Christine Chen said at the the time service was not experiencing technical difficulties and was more likely an issue on the government’s end.