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Hitachi to provide world's fastest elevator to China

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And here I thought, upon reading the title, that I was going to be able to hop on an elevator that would take me to China.

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Good bussiness for Hitachi. Sadly they will copy it.

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Helping China to reach new highs and then start complaining.

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I hope this doesn't get targeted by rioters boycotting jproducts. :-p

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Sure to leave your ears popping at 72km/h.

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China must thanks Japan for this stuff, stop bullyng !

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China will rip it off exactly like they ripped off the bullet train.

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72km/h is utterly impressive.

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Why bother supplying anything to china ? All it does is steal the technology reproduce it cheaply and in inferior quality, and then slag the living bejesus out of you.

Sop trading with them, let them come up with their own ideas and technology.

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Does the elevator come with barf bags?

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StormR, Gogogog I agree, without Japan's help, their rip-offs is inferior. Remember when their copycatted bullet train crashed in 2011? I'm sure this elevator tech will get copied and consequences will arise.

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Could it go that fast going down too and lift girls' skirts up?

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I always wonder how people would get down from those top floors in case of fire or other disasters causing the elevators to shut down. I guess stairways with so many people trying to escape at once would be hard to imagine.

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I wonder what will happen if it fails to stop while going up?

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I'd be sick while riding that, particularly going down.

440-meter shaft—from the first to 95th floor—in a stomach-churning 43 seconds.

I'll try to walk up in 43 minutes.

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If emergency happens, it is easier to get down with such elevator. Elevators become death trap. Hitachi will have good business, I'd bet.

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Here we go again, providing state of the art technology to China and what you get in return, a stabbed in the back. Just give the rope and some bamboo sticks they can figure it out themselves.

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What else is there left to rip-off? Better charge an arm & a leg for this know how.

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