I always remained logged in so I did not notice this before but as I changed my password I had to log into my account. It continuously failed until I used my VPN. Same issue on both my laptop and iPad. Same with my girlfriend.
It might be related to Facebook which is blocked in China but neither of us is using FB so sign in.
When trying to sign in I get a page that say the my "search resulted in no results".
It worked eventually using my VPN but I thought I should let TA know (if they are reading this).