The tragic part is that there's absolutely nothing happening in these dives that anybody cares about. They're full of 19 year old virgins spunking their time, lives, and possibly other things up the wall. It's a microcosm of China in general come to think of it. I'd wager a bet that if your average Chinese citizen had the same freedom of information as the rest of us, they'd be just as apathetic as the rest of us. There'd just be more assholes boring each other in bars preaching about what's right and wrong and how the world should be run and then... doing nothing.