Google says its Web search is partially blocked in China

Google indicated on Wednesday that its search services have become partially blocked in China after being fully or mostly accessible on most days. It posted the update on a chart that tracks the accessibility of Google services in China.

The development falls on the same day Google reapplied for its license to operate a website in China.

Google announced on Monday on the company blog that Chinese officials may revoke its license to operate a website because it has been rerouting traffic to a Hong Kong search site that does not filter traffic. The warnings have prompted a policy change, with the company promising to stop rerouting traffic.