(BBC) — Easy access to Google's email service Gmail is now blocked in China, according to reports.
Using Gmail directly via Google's site has been impossible in the country for some time, but locals had still been able to use third-party apps, such as Microsoft Outlook, to use the service.
However, Google's own data indicates such traffic took a nosedive on Friday and has not recovered since.
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The US firm said there were no known issues with its provision of Gmail.
"There's nothing technically wrong on our end," Taj Meadows, a spokesman for Google Asia Pacific, told news agency Associated Press.