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China Drops Google Allegations on Gmail

The Foreign Ministry of China said that it did not admit allegation from Google Inc. that the government of China was creating it hard for Gmail users to utilize the service in the country.

Jiang Yu, Foreign Ministry spokesperson told a regular news conference, without elaborating that, “This is an unacceptable accusation.”

A Google spokesperson alleged some complexity users in China might have faced in new weeks accessing email service of Google was probable the outcome of government blocks.

They were still competent to log in to their accounts; Gmail users in China said but were not capable to do responsibilities such as sending email and accessing their address books.

Google shares were up 2.8 percent, while Chinese competitor Sina Corp increased 5.5 percent and Chinese search engine operator Baidu Inc increased 2.9 percent.

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Confrontations of Google with the Chinese government started in January 2010, when the company alleges it was no longer willing to edit search results in the country. Beforehand, the company incorporated a qualification on its China service that searches might not be complete for the reason of local laws.

Google has blamed China of intrusive with its services and this is not the first that happen to them. In January, it had uncovered complicated China-based attacks on human rights protesters utilizing its Gmail service throughout the world.

In 2010 the months-long censorship argument that Google had with the Chinese government was a diplomatic flashpoint in Sino-U.S. relations.

Censorship of Web content has made stronger in China following calls on foreign websites for a “Jasmine Revolution”, which are anti-government gatherings stimulated by demonstrations in the Middle East and North Africa.

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