China dismisses Google accusations on Gmail

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Posted: Mar 22, 2011 3:43 AM
China dismisses Google accusations on Gmail

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday said that it could not accept accusations from Google Inc that the Chinese government was making it difficult for Gmail users to access the service in the country.

"This is an unacceptable accusation," ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu told a regular news conference.

Google said any difficulty users in China may have faced in the past few weeks accessing its email service was likely to be the result of government blocks.

(Reporting by Chris Buckley; Writing by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Ken Wills)