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University of Minnesota student is jailed in China after tweeting pictures of a cartoon villain

Chinese authorities have arrested and sentenced a University of Minnesota student who posted tweets which criticised President Xi Jinping.

Luo Daiging, 20, was first arrested in July in his hometown of Wuhan after he finished his spring semester, according to the New York Post. 

He was found guilty of 'creating a negative social impact' after he posted more than 40 tweets 'denigrating a national leader's image and indecent pictures' and has been sentenced to six months in prison.

Luo Daiging, 20, was found guilty of 'creating a negative social impact' after he posted more than 40 tweets 'denigrating a national leader's image and indecent pictures'

Cartoon villain Lawrence Limburger supposedly resembles President Jinping (pictured)

He is accused of tweeting pictures of a cartoon villain from the TV show Biker Mice from Mars. 

Lawrence Limburger supposedly resembles President Jinping. Luo was also in trouble after allegedly retweeting images of Winnie the Pooh. 

Winnie the Pooh has been censored in China ever since people compared the bear to President Jinping. 

Luo's arrest comes just one month after Chinese government officials allegedly ordered library workers to burn 'illegal books and religious publications' in a library. 

In December when Arsenal player Mesut Ozil showed support for Uyghur Muslims, the club's game against Manchester City wasn't televised in China and and his character was removed from video games such as Fifa

In April, a church was fined $1,400 after South Korean versions of the bible were found which hadn't been approved by the state.  

And a new internet game, created by the state, called Everyone Hit the Traitors involves hitting Hong Kong pro-democracy supporters with baseball bats.

In December when Arsenal player Mesut Ozil showed support for Uyghur Muslims, the club's game against Manchester City wasn't televised in China and and his character was removed from video games such as Fifa.