It seems that someone didn’t get the Christmas gift they wanted, as Google is now blocked in China. Totally! I’m not just talking about the (often) useless Google Docs, or some maps of Goverment resources…I’m saying that everything on the Google.com (http and https) is now blocked!
Google Blocked In China
That means China has blocked access to Gmail! It means I can’t access search! It means…well…we have been here before, so right now it doesn’t mean much. If it lasts more than a few days, then it’s time to get scared.
Why is Google blocked in China? A recent story in the Global Times said that there might be a shutdown if the company didn’t comply with moving maps servers to the mainland next year…but few thought that it would happen this quickly.
As a site-block-veteran ™, I would expect full service to resume in the next 48 hours. Until then, time to get on your China VPN and resume normal service. I’ll try to keep this post updated for any news about the Google China block – if you hear any news or gossip then please share in the comments!