Google Is Blocked in China as Party Congress Begins

All Google services, including its search engine, Gmail and Maps, were inaccessible in China on Friday night and into Saturday, the company confirmed. The block comes as the 18th Communist Party Congress, the once-in-a-decade meeting to appoint new government leadership, gets under way.Traffic to Google sites fell off Friday evening in China, according to Google’s Transparency Report, which provides information about traffic worldwide.
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/09/google-is-blocked-in-china-as-party-congress-begins/Also see:Google services blocked in China
Google has said that said that several of its online services have been blocked in China – just after the country’s once-in-a-decade meeting to transfer power to a new generation of leaders got underway.Traffic to its services in China dropped sharply on Friday evening according to an online “Transparency Report” website operated by Google, which measures traffic to its sites around the world.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/nov/09/google-services-blocked-china-gmailGoogle blocked in China by censors, unclear how long it will last [IDG]
China on Friday started blocking access to Google in what’s likely a move to squelch any controversial content on the nation’s Internet as its government prepares to change leadership.The blocking was reported by GreatFire.org, which tracks online censorship in the nation. Web addresses for Google search, Gmail, Google Maps and more are inaccessible. Instead, the real IP addresses for Google’s subdomains have been directed at an IP address located in Korea that serves no websites, according to the group.
http://www.cio.com/article/721177/Google_blocked_in_China_by_censors_unclear_how_long_it_will_lastGoogle says multiple services blocked in China
Google Inc said several of its online services have been blocked in China.Traffic to Google’s services in China dropped sharply beginning Friday evening there, according to an online “Transparency Report” website operated by Google, which provides updates about access to its services in different parts of the world.
http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/11/09/google-china-blocked-idINDEE8A80D920121109
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/11/09/uk-google-china-idUKBRE8A81FM20121109Google blocked in China as government leaders meet
Google and all of its major services were blocked in China on Friday, as the Communist Party meets to appoint new leaders for the first time in a decade.Google’s own “transparency report” — designed to detect and publicize service disruptions — shows a sharp drop in traffic from China across all of Google’s products. The company added the incident to its timeline of outages.
http://money.cnn.com/2012/11/09/technology/google-china-blocked/index.html

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