Sunday the latest reports out of China were that Google's mobile services were partially blocked. The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that users in China who searched even "innocuous" words on Google were getting error messages. Moreover, searches on such terms as "Beijing Olympics" were blocked even on Google.com and Google.hk, according to Forbes.
Google has yet to comment on the disruptions, and Chinese officials told the Journal they were unaware of any. However, the disruptions could indicate that the Chinese government plans to block Google from the country completely and long term.
The scuffle began in earnest in January when Google announced it would no longer censor its search results to meet the standards of the Chinese government because it would not be involved in depriving Chinese citizens of their basic rights. Then, after two months of "intense" negotiations between Chinese officials and the company, Google shuttered its search operations in China and routed all Chinese traffic to Google.hk, where the government does not require Google to self-censor.