Google accuses China of interfering with Gmail
According to The Guardian, the number of complaints from Gmail users and advertisers in China has steadily risen of late. Google believes that the problems are the result of "a government blockage [which has been] carefully designed to look like the problem is with Gmail." A Google spokesperson went on to say that the company has checked extensively and that there is no problem on its end.
The blockage may be an attempt to quiet the Jasmine Revolution, which arose in China following the identically-named Tunisian revolution earlier this year.