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An American in China

I Survived an Elevator Ride in China! Beware, Graphic Video

Posted by w_thames_the_d on July 4, 2013

Whew, I just took an elevator in China and survived. For most of you in civilized countries, riding an elevator is no big deal, but I live in China.

Rather than waste cash on things like maintenance and upkeep, the Chinese would rather put their RMB towards hand jobs and maotai. This means that most things here are shoddy and in ill repair, elevators being no exception.

Like living in the Wild Kingdom, taking an elevator in China is a perilous thing indeed.

Here is a vid which should be called ‘Elevators Gone wild in China’ -beware, its pretty nasty.

The woman on the far right in white gets her head chopped off as she is trying to leave the elevator. Chinese ’empathy’ is visible as here colleagues just look on.


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