According to this article from MSNBC, the Chinese government routinely monitor Internet usage in their country. If you use the web to view pornography, profanity, or politically unsavory writings, you should expect a visit from the local constabulary.
Now the government has created some cartoon police officers that randomly pop up on the most popular Chinese web portals to remind you that big brother is watching. To cut down on the intimidation factor, they are cute little cherubs:
In a related story, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is now requiring the following warning label to be placed on all telephones in the U.S.: