“…[T]here just isn’t any room for ‘mad’ teen behavior in Shanghai society. There’s already a group of people who meet in groups on the streets and in parks to dance, sing, smoke and indulge in subcultures that no one else understands. I’m talking about the over-60s, who are Shanghai’s equivalent of the teenager, except that walking backwards while clapping and humming is far more radical than taking Class C drugs in a car park.”
– Patrick Maxwell in Time Out
On the lack of teen culture in Shanghai and why youngsters are rarely seen outside of school, the internet cafe, or their homes.