Who can exist without Gmail? Well, according to a Singapore spokesperson for Google, the word on the street confirms that Gmail, a popular web based email service is blocked in China. In the early part of May in 2014, Chinese censors began disrupting email access to Gmail.
Numerous amounts of web based email accounts were cut off, and services were limited or shutdown. Although, the Chinese government has denied having taking part in the shutdown, the question of who is responsible is still questionable.
Some officials believe that the government is attempting to complete erased Google existence in China, which will farther weaken not strengthen the overseas market. Analytical reports reveal that email traffic from China to Gmail dropped off sharply this past Friday, December 26th 2104.
After checking the Internet system for potential problems, a spokesperson for Google stated in an email that there is absolutely no problems originating from their end. In Washington, D.C. the State Department released concern about the signals that China is projecting to international companies.
As it stands China has a strong hold over the Internet. China hosts the most intellectual Internet censorship infrastructure in the world, known as the Great Firewall of China.