Gmail, the popular email service, is shutting down the operations of its business in China, the company said Tuesday.
Gmail’s announcement follows the closure of more than a dozen other businesses in the country, including its Chinese operations and its business unit, which was founded in 2011.
In its announcement, Gmail said that it will suspend operations in China until further notice.
The company said that “gifted mail” — the kind of emails that recipients can sign up for that are not sent — will no longer be delivered to the Chinese market, though it added that Gmail plans to continue to deliver mail to some countries in Asia.
Gmails’ decision comes after Gmail announced that it would shut down its US business, its Beijing business and its Hong Kong office after it lost $1.6 billion in 2012.