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Originally posted by NE_Tigress at 2011-8-1 17:28
There are thousands or probably more escalators operating in Beijing everyday.
One or two break down doesn't mean all have problems.
You are just jealous and finding fault with things in Ch ...
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/usa ... ontent_13024492.htm
"BEIJING - China's quality watchdog said Sunday that over 4,000 escalators and elevators have been suspended over safety concerns during a nationwide safety-check campaign.
By the end of July, more than 10,000 escalators and elevators had been identified by local quality authorities as having potential safety problems, according to the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ).
"After repairs and maintenance, more than 4,000 escalators or elevators remain suspended for use," said the AQSIQ.
The safety checks came after an ascending escalator on Beijing subway Line 4, an Otis 513 MPE, suddenly reversed, and killed a 13-year-old boy and injured 30 others earlier this month."
Interestingly, this piece of news, from China Daily, conveniently omitted the total number of escalators and elevators that have been checked: 231306;
Total number of escalators and elevators "as having potential safety problems": 11896, to be more precise. (More than 10,000...that's what you call news...)
Which means about 1 in every 20 escalators and (or) elevators is problematic.
As you said, it indeed doesn't imply all of them have problems. But you only have so much luck.
(Source for the figures: http://epaper.jinghua.cn/html/2011-08/01/content_685856.htm) Is that Jinghua or Beijing Times? I'm not sure.