China’s state-run media tells citizens to ‘accept’ Gmail block
The Chinese state-run publication Global Times today told citizens to “accept the reality of Gmail being suspended in China” while simultaneously lashing out at Western media for concluding that the Communist government was behind the outage.
Traffic to Gmail servers from Chinese IP addresses dropped sharply four days ago, the block apparently put in place by the Chinese government, according to Internet performance vendor Dyn Research, as communications reached Hong Kong.
All Gmail traffic to and from China goes through Hong Kong.
In an editorial, the Global Times, an affiliate of China’s government-run People’s Daily, essentially told Gmail users to suck it up.