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China Cuts Access To Google Search & Other Google Properties
Chinese users report they are no longer able to use Google for search. Google's transparency report confirms this.
Many are reporting that China has blocked access to Gmail, as well as other Google properties.
Google Search has been severally impacted by the Chinese in this latest censorship attempt. If you check Google’s transparency report specifically for Web search access within China, you will see that traffic for that property is about half the normal usage since after December 25th.
A Google spokesperson told us, “we’ve checked and there’s nothing technically wrong on our end.”
Some users in China who try to access Google web search are being blocked completely. Some users are able to be redirected to Google Hong Kong but about half of those users are being cut off.
You can see the traffic drops from Chinese users in this interactive report.