Two popular Asian messaging apps Line and KakaoTalk aren’t working properly in mainland China this week, prompting concerns the government is cracking down on them.

China already blocks many foreign Internet sites, including Google, Gmail, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Flickr and Microsoft’s OneDrive were just blocked as well.

There are 500 million mobile internet users in China the world’s largest smartphone market — and it seems the government has started paying closer attention to foreign smartphone messaging apps, too. (The most popular messaging app in China by far — local product WeChat, which has more than 355 million monthly active users at home and abroad is still working fine.)

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