22 Mar '11, 9pm

Beijing denies blocking Gmail services

BEIJING - China yesterday rejected accusations it was blocking access to Google's e-mail (Gmail) services in the country amid an intensified Internet crackdown prompted by fears that unrest in the Middle East could spread. "We do not accept such accusations," Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu told reporters when asked about a statement by Google issued on Sunday. She referred questions on technical matters to the Cabinet's information office. Some Google users in China have reported experiencing difficulties accessing their e-mail service in recent weeks, and the company said in a brief statement that its engineers had determined there were no technical problems with the e-mail service or its main website. China has strict controls over the Internet and blocks many international social media sites, including YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. The controls have intensified ...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/World/EDC110323-0000713/Beijin...

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