Bing was the last foreign search engine working there. Today Microsoft has confirmed blocking its services on the territory of China. Cyberspace Authority has not provided any comments. It is known that blocking US services in the country is quite a common practice. Previously, the government restricted access to Facebook, Twitch, Instagram, Skype, and Twitter.
In fact, Microsoft’s Bing was the only major international search engine available in China and occupied only 2% of the search engine market. According to the state policy of the country, Microsoft company followed strict censoring of search data.
Last year the service occupied 2% of Chinese search engine market. The local Baidu service remains the market leader. Rumors say that Google was developing a search engine providing censorship. They strived to return to the Chinese market. But the company abandoned the project in the end.