Great Firewall of China website shows users are unable to access any location within

This article titled “Google+ ‘blocked in China'” was written by Charles Arthur, for The Guardian on Thursday 30th June 2011 15.58 UTC

Google's new social network service, Google+, has apparently been blocked in China within a day of being launched.

The company also halted new signups after a torrid first 24 hours in which “insane” demand to join it forced the company to close it to new members briefly.

According to the site Great Firewall of China, which uses a server based in China to try to access external web locations, Google users inside China are unable to access any location within, which includes the URL for Google+, at

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