Gmail service sees partial restoration in China

It appears that Gmail service has been partially restored in China. It was reported yesterday that the Chinese government was blocking access to the service through third-party apps, while the Gmail website has been blocked for years. While many are reporting that service has been restored, others are still experiencing delays or outages.

From the Financial Times:

The episode ended as mysteriously as it began — users of Gmail via POP and Imap servers, who had been frustrated for days trying to send and receive email, suddenly saw their inboxes full again, though some were still reporting delays in receiving emails and others said that their service had not returned.

According to Google's Transparency Report, Gmail traffic in China has experienced a small but noticeable uptick since this morning. Today's rise in traffic is the first noticeable movement since the outage began a few days ago.

Source: Financial Times

10 Comments
  • Governments should not have that level of control over the Internet. Google, it's time to deploy those wifi balloons! Posted via Android Central App
  • And invade their airspace? Yeah, that won't be a problem
  • What a crock, and it's sad to think some people in this country want to give the federal government some control over the internet. Ladies and gentlemen this is what happens when you give government control over the internet. If you think it can't or won't happen here I feel bad for you because you are very ignorant to the truth. Posted via the Android Central App on the 2nd Gen. Moto X
  • ^^^you are so right. This is pure bullshit. No government control is needed, tell Obama to keep his chicken grease stained fingers away from this. We don't want it, just like we don't want or need ocommie care. Liberal pinheads Posted via the Android Central App
  • Chicken grease stained fingers? I am really hoping you are being some sort of parody and really not racist as that post makes you sound! And as someone with major health problems, I am enjoying Obamacare, thank you very much! Posted via Android Central App
  • um, who wants to do that exactly?
  • Who wants to give the government control over the Internet? I haven't heard anyone pushing for that.
  • Conspiracy Theory Me wonders if China put some new hardware/software in place to snoop on people better.
  • I'm based in Beijing...at the moment my gmail still wont sync still without a VPN..just tested it after reading this article. So its definitely not fully back in all of China. On a side note. It would be nice if gmail would stop trying to sync after a while and go into some every xx minutes check (xx you can specify) as it seems to have been giving me much bigger battery drain since the blocking.
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