Google Says China Is Blocking Gmail Access

Law360, New York (March 21, 2011, 6:06 PM EDT) -- Google Inc. said Sunday that China was hampering its citizens' ability to access Gmail, a move the search engine and technology giant suggested might run afoul of World Trade Organization rules.

“There is no technical issue on our side; we have checked extensively. This is a government blockage carefully designed to look like the problem is with Gmail,” the company said in an email statement.

Google had lashed out at China, Turkey and other countries that restrict access to the Internet by blocking certain websites, services...
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