Reuters Reports Google Access Restored In China

Reuters is reporting that, for unknown reasons, China has restored access to Google. We mentioned last week that the government in China had blocked access to both Google and Alta Vista in an attempt to control access to things such as "information" of which that government disapproves. From the short Reuters article:

Ten days after China began blocking the popular search engine Google, access appeared to be restored on Thursday, although the reasons behind the abrupt change were unclear.

A spokeswoman for Google said Thursday morning that the company had heard from users in China that they were again able to access the site.


The government openly attempts to control Web content in China and to block material critical of the ruling Communist Party. It blocks several foreign news sites and often forces local sites to remove certain content.

You can read the full article at ZDNetis Web site.