Author: Sophie Beach

Sophie Beach lives in Berkeley, California. She previously served as senior research associate for Asia at the Committee to Protect Journalists, a New York-based press freedom organization. She received her master's degree from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. Her writing about China has been published in the Los Angeles Times, the Asian Wall Street Journal, the South China Morning Post, The Nation magazine, and other publications.
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August 9, 2015 11:05 PM

“Network Security Officers” to Monitor Work of Web Firms

Almost a decade ago, Shenzhen’s Public Security Bureau launched a new online feature, two animated mascots named Jingjing and Chacha who represented the Internet police. The goal of the mascots, who were later introduced in other cities, was “to publicly remind all netizens to be conscious of safe and healthy use of the Internet, self-regulate their online behavior,

August 5, 2015 8:54 PM

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