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

Last week we went down to TechCrunch Shanghai. The event has been a consistent hotspot for the Chinese tech industry and curious consumers since 2013, and this year they did it again, packing an obscene amount of action into the huge multi-tiered venue. There were panel discussions from Chinese and global tech trailblazers, a hackathon, and as always, a floor show of innovative startups all trying to change the game in some way or another. Here are five of our favorites.

We really wish we had this when we were kids. Wonder Mirror is a tech company that focuses on children’s creativity, and Wonder Painter is their product that makes animation easier than it’s ever been. Simply have your child (or yourself, let’s be real) draw out a doodle of a character, scan it into the app, and watch it come alive and dance around on your screen. The software supports all kinds of different shapes, materials, and applications to make education actually interesting to kids.

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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,...