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Chinese government blocks Google.com, Gmail, Google+, Maps, Docs.

     
9:44 pm on Nov 9, 2012 (gmt 0)

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the Chinese government has blocked access to Google.com, Gmail, Google Maps, Google Docs, Google Analytics, Google Drive, and many other Google services as the Communist Party of China holds the 18th Party Congress. Google has confirmed the block with The Next Web, and a Google spokesperson offered the following statement: “We’ve checked and there’s nothing wrong on our end.” [thenextweb.com...]
1:27 pm on Nov 14, 2012 (gmt 0)

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您好

Someone has control over public opinion formally, someone secretly through various agencies and services such as the CIA.
1:49 pm on Nov 14, 2012 (gmt 0)

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What I'm having a hard time grasping is the lack of coverage on this story here in the U.S., I have yet to see a story about this on any mainstream media outlet. Am I wrong in thinking this is a big deal? Does google not generate significant revenue in China? Shouldn't this be of interest to investors?

Apparently not...
2:05 pm on Nov 14, 2012 (gmt 0)

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If you click through to the story, you'll see this update from Nov 11

The DNS poisoning that was imposed on most Google websites yesterday appears to have been lifted. The blocking was likely reversed some time this morning. Due to the nature of DNS there is a delay before this trickles down to every ISP and every computer so if you still cannot access Google in China it’s likely just a question of time. You can also try to flush your DNS cache and it should work again. Even though the blocking of Google Search may only have lasted for 12 hours or so, it was likely the single one decision by the Great Firewall authorities affecting the most users ever.
8:15 pm on Nov 14, 2012 (gmt 0)

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:: detour to text editor's www preview followed by :cough-cough: Google Translate ::

"Hello"

Does google not generate significant revenue in China?

Sure, but not as much as all other Chinese revenue combined.
6:49 am on Nov 27, 2012 (gmt 0)

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It probably hasn't had any media attention since... Well, I never noticed any of these sites were down and I use Google and GMail everyday.

Yes, I do live in Mainland China. I'm not sure where this info is coming from but I've not had trouble with any of these for a long long time.
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