According to TheNextWeb, China is currently blocking Google search within China. It is unclear as to why at this point. In addition to Google’s search engine, Google gmail, maps, docs, analytics, drive and many other Google products are not working.
It might have something to do with the 18th Party Congress of the Communist Party of China, where new leaders of the party and country are formally chosen. No one knows for sure yet if this is just a temporary block or more long term. According to Greatfire.org, this is affecting more users than ever.
This is another example of Communist China censoring it’s citizens and not allowing the freedoms enjoyed in the United States.