Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on Radii, a new media platform covering culture, innovation, and life in today’s China.

Your feel-good China internet story for the day comes from Tencent Gongyi (腾讯公益), the “public welfare” arm of the internet giant behind social messaging app WeChat. This morning my WeChat feed has been full of friends sharing images like this:

Basically, you scan that red QR code in the bottom right and are taken to a web app that will work in your browser, but is built for mobile. Once inside you’re treated to a little tune and shown paintings by young artists (age range 11-37 in the ones I scanned) with mental disabilities and spectrum disorders such as autism. Each item in the virtual picture gallery is supplemented with a short artist bio and a buy button. Tap that, input a donation amount (minimum 1元, about 15 cents), authorize a withdrawal from your WeChat Pay, and you become the proud owner of a jpg commemorating your patronage, tailor-made to be shared immediately to your (WeChat) network.

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RADII

RADII is a window into the cultural landscape of a contemporary China that actively seeks to engage the world. This media platform was created with the awareness that, in an age of information saturation,...