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China Blocks Access to Google’s Gmail as Ban Escalates

China blocked access to Google Inc.’s e-mail service through third-party applications, adding Gmail to the list of services from the search company banned in the world’s largest Internet market.

Traffic volume for Gmail dropped about 85 percent on Dec. 26 before falling further the following day and remains near zero today, according to data posted on Google’s Transparency Report page.