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Image: Jingjing and Chacha, China's cartoon censorship cops

Shenzhen Municipal Bureau of Public Security created two anime-style cartoon Internet police mascots "to intimidate."
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Jingjing and Chacha

The Shenzhen Municipal Bureau of Public Security created two anime-style cartoon Internet police in January. The mascots' names? Jingjing and Chacha.

Each cop has a blog and a chat window. "The main function of Jingjing and Chacha is to intimidate," a Shenzhen official told The Beijing Youth Daily.

The newspaper article said the characters are there "to publicly remind all Netizens to be conscious of safe and healthy use of the Internet, self-regulate their online behavior and maintain harmonious Internet order together."

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