It was only yesterday that Google Drive was officially announced, however given Google and China’s relationship and history, we guess it was not a complete surprise to learn that the Chinese government has blocked off access to Google’s new cloud storage service, adding Google Drive and Dropbox to the list of services that cannot be accessed for those living in China. Ultimately this will also allow for localized services such as Baidu’s Wangpan cloud storage service which was launched as a beta earlier this year in March. However unlike Google Drive and Dropbox, Wangpan will be offering its users free storage of 25GB, a whole sight more than Google Drive and Dropbox combined. That number can be increased too and for free via a number of initiatives that has yet to be announced. So it looks like if you’re living in China, you will most likely have to turn to Wangpan for your cloud storage needs.

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