As you can see in this video, Google keeps crashing after a couple searches. Google posted in its Official blog regarding this issue in mainland China.
Google says after intense analysis, it didn’t discover any issues, but the problem is closely associated with searches for a particular subset of queries.
Google will start notifying users in mainland China to amend search queries to minimize connection interruptions and for better search experience.
After isolating the problem, a team of engineers in the United States reviewed around 350,000 widely searched queries in China. They analyzed different behaviors and disruptive signals to identify the specific problem.
The verdict was that the terms triggering the problem are common everyday Chinese characters, which can have multiple meanings in different context.
“We’ve observed that many of the terms triggering error messages are simple everyday Chinese characters, which can have different meanings in different contexts. For example a search for the single character [江] (Jiāng, a common surname that also means “river”) causes a problem on its own, but 江 is also part of other common searches like [丽江] (Lijiang, the name of a city in Yunnan Province), [锦江之星] (the Jinjiang Star hotel chain), and [江苏移动] (Jiangsu Mobile, a mobile phone service). Likewise, searching for [周] (Zhōu, another common surname that also means “week”) triggers an error message, so including this character in other searches—like [周杰伦] (Jay Chou, the Taiwanese pop star), [周星 驰] (Stephen Chow, a popular comedian from Hong Kong), or any publication that includes the word “week”—would also be problematic.” Google’s Official Blog post.
So, when someone in China types in a general term like [长江] (Yangtze River, Google will highlights the problematic term e.g, [江] instantly as they type, and a drop-down menu will appear below the search box when they press Enter.
If users want to learn more, they can click on the link, which redirects them to their help center. To avoid connection error, a user needs to click “Edit search terms,” as it will apparently get rid of the problematic keyword in the search query.
If you are outside of China, and would like to see what those notifications look like, then you can visit this link.