Word to the wise: favor non-Google services in China. So far Google search tends to not respond (historically the Hong Kong one was best) and gmail is both slow and inclined to lock you out for "suspicious activity". The suspicious activity lockout is particularly awesome because you need a phone call or SMS to resolve it and some of us don't travel with phones :D
Bing search and M$ free email (using an @live.com to email => blogger) OTOH work far faster and more consistently. You know, the opposite of how it is at home!