This is a video of how a Chinese official deals with news that he has missed his flight. The man is identified in news accounts as Yunnan Mining Co. Vice Chairman Yan Linkun, a member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the political advisory body in the People’s Republic of China. Linkun reportedly missed a flight from Kunming to Guangzhou because he was eating breakfast. He then missed the second flight when he didn’t hear an announcement. It then went from bad to worse.
Security personnel appear timid in responding to the man as he trashes the airplane gate area. I assume that not just anyone can smash up a Chinese airport. That appears to be a luxury for irate mining executives on the CPPCC. It is a striking example of the new Mandarins — a ruling class of wealthy elites who control business and politics, including a ruling aristocracy.
You can see the full encounter at this site (thanks for one of my Chinese law colleagues)
Source: Beijing Cream
Kudos: Don Clarke