A freedom of speech group, GreatFire.org, claimed the government was making an attempt to wipe out any Google presence in mainland China, according to a Reuters report.
While practically all of Google’s services have been throttled in mainland China, its email service Gmail was available to people until a block was imposed on Friday.
That block is still in place today. The Chinese government operates a regime which some have dubbed the Great Firewall of China which prevents citizens from seeing internet content that it doesn’t like.
China does not officially admit that it censors some internet services and maintains that it’s all in favour of foreign investment.
Apart from Google.