Geng Shuai, a social media star for comic videos demonstrating his offbeat inventions, stands in his workshop in the village of Yang, in China. Photo: Washington Post

China’s budding inventor culture finds an improbable online hero

  • Geng Shuai, the ‘useless Edison’, is the social media star of a new generation of quirky tinkerers
  • Among his inventions are a meat cleaver smartphone case
Topic |   China economy

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Geng Shuai, a social media star for comic videos demonstrating his offbeat inventions, stands in his workshop in the village of Yang, in China. Photo: Washington Post
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