With mobile payments popular across the country, Chinese beggars are following the trend by accepting donations via mobile phones. I don't think I would give money just because they can keep up with the times.
Pictures of a beggar with a printout of a QR code - a type of barcode - round his neck in Jinan, Shandong province, have raised eyebrows after appearing on social media. The man is among several beggars accepting cash-free payments in the city. He is said to have a mental illness and was given the QR code by his family.