Jingjing and Chacha - Definition from the Hotspot Shield Glossary

Jingjing and Chacha are a pair of cartoon mascots that represent the Internet Surveillance Division in Shenzhen, China - The ISD is a part of the Public Security Bureau.

The mascots are used on the Chinese internet as a reminder for the public to practice ethical internet usage and for them to remember what constitutes legal and proper behavior when online. Jingjing and Chacha are present on all the Shenzhen websites and forums and create an online presence as well as a repository of information to Chinese nationals to learn about the regulations and laws on the internet. The mascots can even be asked questions relating to the internet which are answered using the Tencent QQ messaging service. Many people believe that the mascots are simply present to instill fear and compliance into the Chinese public when using the internet.