In the last weekend Gmail access was fallen to zero level in China and the Chinese citizen were not able to access the Gmail as the service was totally blocked. They were accessing it through third party application such as Microsoft outlook. But now the access to Gmail is gradually coming back to China and also the Google’s transparency report has revealed that Gmail traffic is returning slowly though it is not as earlier use levels.
According to news reported by ABC news, Google has checked the problem and confirmed that there was nothing wrong in the technical part from their side so it can be a step by the Chinese government to oppose the presence of Google in their country.
China allows any companies to start business in their country in one condition that they have to abide by the rules and regulation of Chinese government i.e. the companies doing business in China should follow all the laws of their country. The conflict between Google and Chinese government has started on this basis when Google has shown unwillingness to follow some rules, reported by the editorial. According to a report revealed in Chinese Global times, the fault has led to an “unnecessary speculation”. But the Foreign Minister has said that she was unknown of the fact that Gmail access was blocked for few days.
Google has closed its search engine in mainland China in 2009 because of China’s online censorship. Since then use of almost all the products of Google have been limited and blocked in China. Only Gmail is present in this country and any other sites such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other foreign sites that give the facility of generating content by the users are blocked in China.