Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Home Lead Story Chinese Government Blocks Microsoft's Search Engine 'Bing'

Chinese Government Blocks Microsoft’s Search Engine ‘Bing’

Google has also shelved its plan to re-enter China through a censored search application code-named "Project Dragonfly" after massive protests

The Chinese government has reportedly blocked Microsoft’s search engine Bing – the only global search platform that was open for use in the country, the company announced on Thursday.

According to a report in Financial Times, mainland Chinese users wrote on social media that attempts to access Bing’s China site, cn.bing.com, failed.

“Two sources familiar with the government order confirmed that Bing had been blocked. One of the sources explained that China Unicom, one of China’s major state-owned telecoms companies, had confirmed the government had ordered a block on Bing,” said the report.

In a statement given to The New York Times, Microsoft said: “We’ve confirmed that Bing is currently inaccessible in China and are engaged to determine next steps”.

Google, Australia, encryption, Sundar pichai
Google has also shelved its plan to re-enter China through a censored search application code-named “Project Dragonfly” after massive protests. VOA

According to Greatfire.org, a group that tracks what sites are blocked in China, said the site appeared to be inaccessible in parts of the country but reachable in others, reports The New York Times.

China’s blockages often take time to spread nationwide, though in the past some services have been blocked in some places only to be restored later.
It was not immediately clear why Bing has been being blocked.

China’s internet regulator is yet to comment on the development.

Microsoft, which recently overtook Apple as the world’s most valuable company, is the latest US tech giant to face difficulties in China.

Google Search is already inaccessible in China while Facebook-owned WhatsApp was blocked in 2017.

Microsoft, Taiwan AI
A man walks past a Microsoft sign set up for the Microsoft BUILD conference at Moscone Center in San Francisco, April 28, 2015. Microsoft says it’s requiring its U.S. suppliers to offer their employees at least 12 weeks paid leave to care for a new child. The company announced the new parental leave policy Thursday. VOA

Google had earlier launched a search engine in China in 2006 but pulled the plug in 2010, citing Chinese government efforts to limit free speech and block websites.

Also Read- Facebook To Come With The Voting Reminder For Indians

Google has also shelved its plan to re-enter China through a censored search application code-named “Project Dragonfly” after massive protests. (IANS)

STAY CONNECTED

18,965FansLike
362FollowersFollow
1,783FollowersFollow

Most Popular

Experts Advice: Be Careful of Fake Anti-Covid Drug Ads

By Bharat Upadhyay With India crossing 18 lakh cases in seven months, fake drugs to fight the coronavirus abound in the market, their advertisements cover...

US Virologists Report Possible Therapeutic Treatment for SARS-CoV-2

As the world scrambles to find a cure for the novel coronavirus, virologists in the US have reported a possible therapeutic treatment for SARS-CoV-2,...

Bhumi Pujan to End 28-year Fast of This Jabalpur Woman

By Sandeep Pauranik On August 5, when the 'Bhumi Pujan' for the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya will take place, a 81-year-old Urmila...

Dreams of this IPS Officer Come True With Bhumi Pujan in Ayodhya

By Sandeep Pauranik As preparations gather momentum for the foundation stone laying ceremony for the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya on Wednesday, many...

Letter to the Editor: Al-Rawi Misleading Public on Politics, Religion in Iraq

(Dr. Kumar Mahabir drafted this letter to address the issue of Al-Rawi misleading the public on politics and religion in Iraq) The Editor,  Al-Rawi misleading the...

Snapchat Bringing A New Feature to Take On TikTok

Photo-messaging app Snapchat has started testing a new feature that lets users set their Snaps with music, similar to what Chinese short-video making app...

The Residents in the Containment Zones Should Not Suffer From Hunger

By Salil Gewali How we wish that all our people were rich and they were able to afford their daily bread! Yes, at least now...

Monsoon Fruits You Should Be Including In Your Diet!

Monsoon demands some extra effort to stay fit and healthy. Since our immunity takes a dip during monsoons, making us susceptible to all kinds...

Recent Comments