“In an effort to prevent the dissemination of information related to this event, the Chinese censorship authorities have severely blocked most Google services in China, including search and Gmail. Our gut feeling is this disruption may be permanent,”
Greatfire.org had told Bloomberg News regarding the Hong Kong protests. It appears that Gmail has now been fully blocked by the Great Firewall of China.
The block was noticed Friday and Google techs worked to find out what the problem was. A spokesman for Google said Monday that
“there’s nothing wrong on our end.”
The Wall Street Journal reported that authorities in China do strictly control online content and block Internet sites without giving a reason. Sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have been blocked for some time.
Some think the Chinese government is creating their own Internet, one with absolutely no input from the outside world.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said authorities knew nothing about the latest Internet block.