Woah: Chinese communist party official goes berserk after he misses his flight

posted at 10:01 pm on February 25, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

With all of the wildly cautious oversight the plutocratic upper-crust of China’s communist regime employs to keep the news cycle specifically tailored to the party’s interests, and with all of the other careful crafting they do to protect their image (both at home and abroad), you might think that communist party officials would make especial efforts to keep it together when out in public.

Not this guy.

Apparently, a Chinese government official arrived at the airport with his family last week with plenty of time to spare to make their flight, but they missed their plane over a leisurely breakfast. The airline crew accommodated the group by booking them on the next available flight, but the family missed that boarding call, too. They rushed up and saw the plane still out on the tarmac, but when the crew wouldn’t open the doors for them… well, this happened.

 

Via the Global Times:

Yan Linkun, a member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Committee (CPPCC) from Shizong county, Yunnan Province, has come under the spotlight for smashing equipment at a boarding gate at Kunming Changshui International Airport. …

After an official investigation, the man in the video was confirmed to be Yan Linkun, a member of the CPPCC Committee of Shizong county and vice chairman of the Guangdong Yunnan Mining Company under the Guangdong Fengle Group. …

Zhang Dahong, the general manager of Yunnan Mining Industry Company, said on Sunday that the group had decided to suspend Yan, and local police are also conducting an investigation.

In this glorious age of social media, not even privileged government officials can get a free pass on behaving poorly.


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So a chinese communist goes nuts?

Huge story ;-)

Scrumpy on February 25, 2013 at 10:05 PM

Wish there was sound with this!

Bet it was a laugh riot!

Scrumpy on February 25, 2013 at 10:08 PM

lol Scrumpy

CoffeeLover on February 25, 2013 at 10:09 PM

Quite the crowd pleaser!

Where were the cops?

Why wasn’t he and his wife dragged off in handcuffs?

So many questions, so little time…

Scrumpy on February 25, 2013 at 10:12 PM

…no TSA people there to grab his ba11s?

KOOLAID2 on February 25, 2013 at 10:12 PM

Those poor kids of theirs.

Severely traumatized for life!

Scrumpy on February 25, 2013 at 10:13 PM

Where was the TSA?

Oh oops, wrong country!

Scrumpy on February 25, 2013 at 10:13 PM

KOOLAID2 on February 25, 2013 at 10:12 PM

Great minds think alike lol ;-)

Scrumpy on February 25, 2013 at 10:14 PM

Yan is Gulag bound

workingclass artist on February 25, 2013 at 10:14 PM

Ok that was fun!

Scrumpy on February 25, 2013 at 10:14 PM

I gave up reading this after the 9th or 10th unpronounceable word.

Dongemaharu on February 25, 2013 at 10:15 PM

Uch.

With his fat little American kids stuffing theirs faces with chocolate……

Ben Hur on February 25, 2013 at 10:15 PM

Ben Hur on February 25, 2013 at 10:15 PM

Fat little American kids?

Scrumpy on February 25, 2013 at 10:16 PM

I thought it was Bloomie but then realized he would never be flying commercial with the peons…

d1carter on February 25, 2013 at 10:17 PM

I counted at least three cops standing around, watching the festivities with their hands in their pockets. In basically any other “modern” country, any person doing that at an airline gate would have been subdued post haste, probably with a tazer. But in China, the fact that you have no connection, no guanxi, with anyone outside your own sphere of influence, leads to the practice of treating other, unknown humans as something to be gawked at. And yes, I don’t think it’s just another expression of culture. It’s screwed up is what it is.

KGB on February 25, 2013 at 10:18 PM

In this glorious age of social media, not even privileged government officials can get a free pass on behaving poorly.

Unless you are the First Lady of the United States. Poor behavior is hidden behind gushing about bangs.

Happy Nomad on February 25, 2013 at 10:18 PM

Ok that was fun!

Scrumpy on February 25, 2013 at 10:14 PM

Who hasn’t wanted to do that at an airport terminal?

Happy Nomad on February 25, 2013 at 10:19 PM

Yeah, this will be Michelle and Barack in 2017

redguy on February 25, 2013 at 10:20 PM

Reminds me a little of Alec Baldwin.

Captain Kirock on February 25, 2013 at 10:20 PM

Yan Linkun Shizong Yunnan Kunming Changshui Guangdong Shizong Fengle Zhang Dahong….
I am sure that means somthing to someone!

Scrumpy on February 25, 2013 at 10:20 PM

A Communist ClusterF**K!!

canopfor on February 25, 2013 at 10:20 PM

The China fluffers will come into this thread and tell you that you are wrong and that this is not what it appears to be.

antisense on February 25, 2013 at 10:21 PM

Wish there was sound with this!

Bet it was a laugh riot!

Scrumpy on February 25, 2013 at 10:08 PM

You want sound scrumpy? Different airport, same situation. Prepare to be amazed at chinese dramatics in full force:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBsu1DJjTAc

can_con on February 25, 2013 at 10:22 PM

I’ve wanted to do that… (becuase of the TSA, not the airline)

But for me, there would be consequences….

Interesting how his wifew feels entitled to join in (and even improve upon) the destruction… the mind of entitlement truly knows no bounds.

They didn’t even learn the first time when they missed their first flight!

ElRonaldo on February 25, 2013 at 10:22 PM

Ahhhhhhhhhhh here we go!

广东省燕灵昆师宗云南昆明长水师宗县丰乐章耷轰…

Scrumpy on February 25, 2013 at 10:23 PM

I love how the wife had to get in on the act, too!

behiker on February 25, 2013 at 10:24 PM

The main problem I see here..

He didn’t have the Chinese equivalent to Air Force One..

Electrongod on February 25, 2013 at 10:26 PM

can_con on February 25, 2013 at 10:22 PM

Thanks! That was funny! :-)

Scrumpy on February 25, 2013 at 10:26 PM

数一数!

antisense on February 25, 2013 at 10:27 PM

Yan is Gulag bound

workingclass artist on February 25, 2013 at 10:14 PM

More likely they will just pop a cap in his noggin and be done with it, that is after all the Chinese Marxist solution for embarrassing the Government.

SWalker on February 25, 2013 at 10:29 PM

Well,looks like the CPPCC Committee has a new member,
and maybe,Chan could give Yan a few tips!!

Jackie Chan Becomes China CPPCC Committee Member, Phoenix Says
Jan 31, 2013 11:38 AM ET
*************************

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-31/jackie-chan-becomes-china-cppcc-committee-member-phoenix-says.html

canopfor on February 25, 2013 at 10:29 PM

Not so much inscrutable as insufferable.

M240H on February 25, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Could it be,that Yan,is suffering from withdrawals of Chasing the Dragon,ahem!!
(sarc).

canopfor on February 25, 2013 at 10:32 PM

antisense on February 25, 2013 at 10:27 PM

Really! Lol…A head count!

Scrumpy on February 25, 2013 at 10:32 PM

Someone needs to be re-educated.

Shy Guy on February 25, 2013 at 10:33 PM

Not so much inscrutable as insufferable.

M240H on February 25, 2013 at 10:30 PM

I don’t think the term “inscrutable” has ever been used to describe the Chinese, the Japanese, yes, but not the Chinese. They are well known for the hyper dramatic nature of their hysterics.

SWalker on February 25, 2013 at 10:33 PM

canopfor on February 25, 2013 at 10:29 PM

Shan’t be watching any more of his movies, esp after he slagged the US…

Scrumpy on February 25, 2013 at 10:33 PM

Check it out….is that DarkCurrent?

:)

William Eaton on February 25, 2013 at 10:35 PM

Could it be,that Yan,is suffering from withdrawals of Chasing the Dragon,ahem!!
(sarc).

canopfor on February 25, 2013 at 10:32 PM

Ahem, canopfor hysterics like that are symptomatic of one accustom to “Catching” the Dragon, rather than merely chasing it… IYKWIMAITYD… o_O

SWalker on February 25, 2013 at 10:35 PM

over/under how many times obama has acted this way in the white house when those darn republicans don’t compromise to his demands.

phatfawzi on February 25, 2013 at 10:36 PM

Scrumpy on a roll……. again. ;-)

tommy71 on February 25, 2013 at 10:37 PM

in no way am i implying that obama is a communist.

just a Marxist.

phatfawzi on February 25, 2013 at 10:37 PM

Somebody sat on his sickle, Mr, Commie man.

AllahsNippleHair on February 25, 2013 at 10:37 PM

in no way am i implying that obama is a communist.

just a Marxist.

phatfawzi on February 25, 2013 at 10:37 PM

Socialism and Communism are preliminary conditions to becoming a true Marxist, well according to Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels anyway.

SWalker on February 25, 2013 at 10:39 PM

If he’s mad over missing a flight imagine how he’ll be when he finds out we’re not going to pay back all those loans.

SteveMG on February 25, 2013 at 10:39 PM

You can tell he’s more special than the average Chinese peasant because he has more than one kid.

CJ on February 25, 2013 at 10:39 PM

canopfor on February 25, 2013 at 10:29 PM

Shan’t be watching any more of his movies, esp after he slagged the US…

Scrumpy on February 25, 2013 at 10:33 PM

Scrumpy:Well,looks like Jackie Chan outted himself,and slagging eh!
————:)

canopfor on February 25, 2013 at 10:40 PM

@William Eaton True. I thought that DarkCurrent would be all over this thread justifying the actions of the Chinaman. But hes not here. Can’t justify stupid, I guess. :-)

tommy71 on February 25, 2013 at 10:41 PM

Sick british chinese joke:

This Chinese chap goes into a bank to change some currency.

After receiving his money he asks, “How come I came in here with same amount of money as yesterday but today I get less Yuans in return?”

The banker says, “Fluctuations.”

The Chinese guy replies, “Fluck you Blitish too.”

Scrumpy on February 25, 2013 at 10:42 PM

If he’s mad over missing a flight imagine how he’ll be when he finds out we’re not going to pay back all those loans.

SteveMG on February 25, 2013 at 10:39 PM

Part of me really really wants to see their faces when that happens (Hey, it’s not like they reneged on 1 trillion dollars of debt that they owe the United States from WWII) and the other part of me hopes like heII I have a chance to build a nuclear fallout bunker before it happens.

SWalker on February 25, 2013 at 10:43 PM

You sure that isn’t DOE Secretary Chu finding out that Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming is a hoax perpetuated by government bureaucrats and academics to feed off the public teat and gain a little face time in front of the camera?

pat on February 25, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Had he gone through TSA he would have been felt up enough to be relaxed and laid back.

boomer on February 25, 2013 at 10:43 PM

@William Eaton True. I thought that DarkCurrent would be all over this thread justifying the actions of the Chinaman. But hes not here. Can’t justify stupid, I guess. :-)

tommy71 on February 25, 2013 at 10:41 PM

What do you mean he isn’t here… Dude… that was DarkCurrent… o_O

SWalker on February 25, 2013 at 10:44 PM

You want sound scrumpy? Different airport, same situation. Prepare to be amazed at chinese dramatics in full force:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBsu1DJjTAc

can_con on February 25, 2013 at 10:22 PM

Wow! That’s just how my sister acts.

boomer on February 25, 2013 at 10:46 PM

What has two wings and a halo?

A Chinese telephone.

Make me stop!

See, I’m not crazy, I’m just ahead of the curve.

Scrumpy on February 25, 2013 at 10:46 PM

He reminds me of one of our liberals when they don’t get what they want when they want it. What do you want to bet he was screaming, “Do you know who I am?” (in Chinese of course) just like our libs.

ncjetsfan on February 25, 2013 at 10:48 PM

I counted at least three cops standing around, watching the festivities with their hands in their pockets. In basically any other “modern” country, any person doing that at an airline gate would have been subdued post haste, probably with a tazer. But in China, the fact that you have no connection, no guanxi, with anyone outside your own sphere of influence, leads to the practice of treating other, unknown humans as something to be gawked at. And yes, I don’t think it’s just another expression of culture. It’s screwed up is what it is.

KGB on February 25, 2013 at 10:18 PM

Um, they probably knew who the guy was, and wanted to LIVE another 24 hours. Had they roughed this guy up, arrested him, whatever, um… yeah, not likely.

Midas on February 25, 2013 at 10:48 PM

OT But related: For those interested in Chinese news of all sorts, you might want to check this site out, especially this story:

http://www.chinasmack.com/2013/stories/migrant-worker-drops-money-looted-by-surrounding-passersby.html

“Migrant Worker’s Almost 20,000 Yuan in Wages Scattered & Looted by Passers-by, Only 3,000-Some Yuan Left”

20,000 Yuan is about $3000US. Sad sad sad.

can_con on February 25, 2013 at 10:50 PM

KGB on February 25, 2013 at 10:18 PM

Um, they probably knew who the guy was, and wanted to LIVE another 24 hours. Had they roughed this guy up, arrested him, whatever, um… yeah, not likely.

Midas on February 25, 2013 at 10:48 PM

And now, with the video going viral, it’s Yan who isn’t going to be breathing in 24 hours.

SWalker on February 25, 2013 at 10:51 PM

Wow! That’s just how my sister acts.

boomer on February 25, 2013 at 10:46 PM

Feel sorry for ya. This is actually quite common in older chinese women over there.

can_con on February 25, 2013 at 10:52 PM

Meh. We’ve all been there.

WhatSlushfund on February 25, 2013 at 10:54 PM

If that’s how he acts in public when he loses his temper, I worry for what his kids (and wife, maybe) have to endure at home.

acasilaco on February 25, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Likely outcome: girl gate agent gets canned for leaving her post, visible at 1:43.

bofh on February 25, 2013 at 11:06 PM

And if this had been Obama, you would have never seen the video…

Skywise on February 25, 2013 at 11:10 PM

Where were the cops?

Why wasn’t he and his wife dragged off in handcuffs?

So many questions, so little time…

Scrumpy on February 25, 2013 at 10:12 PM

So, the one security guy is there from essentially the very begining and saw the whole temper tantrum. Within the first minute, he calls for backup, and a little bit later, two more security personnel (uniforms) show up, one being female. They promptly take up station behind the original security chap. At no point during this or even later part of the clip does any of the security people even bother to step past the restraining tape. Rather, the two “subordinates” move behind security personnel guy number one, and then subtly, but quickly, melt into the crowd away from No. 1, which also conveniently camouflages them from the video camera. Pricelss.

Seriously, are we really worried about a direct combat situation with the Chinese over a potential hotspot like Taiwan? I’m just not seeing it.

parke on February 25, 2013 at 11:18 PM

There will be gunshots at the quarry tonight.

I feel for the crews of the planes that didn’t wait.

BacaDog on February 25, 2013 at 11:25 PM

Would you even let that guy on a plane at all, after all that? Dude’s a menace. Who knows what he’ll do if they run out of pillows on the flight.

Dongemaharu on February 25, 2013 at 11:36 PM

I counted at least three cops standing around, watching the festivities with their hands in their pockets. In basically any other “modern” country, any person doing that at an airline gate would have been subdued post haste, probably with a tazer. But in China, the fact that you have no connection, no guanxi, with anyone outside your own sphere of influence, leads to the practice of treating other, unknown humans as something to be gawked at. And yes, I don’t think it’s just another expression of culture. It’s screwed up is what it is.

KGB on February 25, 2013 at 10:18 PM

Um, they probably knew who the guy was, and wanted to LIVE another 24 hours. Had they roughed this guy up, arrested him, whatever, um… yeah, not likely.

Midas on February 25, 2013 at 10:48 PM

A few things to understand, as was true a few years ago here in Viet Nam, the Party is above the Law. Party Members have something like “Diplomatic Immunity.” In fact unlike Viet Nam The “Security Forces” or Army (this includes the Police) swear their oath to the party; NOT to a Constitution, the people or the nation of China. The Police did their job. They observed and reported to the Party higher ups. The Party did decide that the behavior was inappropriate to the Party image and the man has been disciplined.

I spent 2 years as a full time Shore Patrolman(Military Police) in Japan. One of my least pleasant experiences was as an E-5 being sent to a domestic disturbance where an LtCdr, O-4 was severely beating his wife. I politely separated them, got things quieted down and reported all details to the Provost Marshal. The Provost Marshal immediately contacted the Base Commander, a Navy Captain or 0-6(same as a full Col.) who immediately took over the responsibility.

Now this was in the American Military. I had the authority to use what ever level of force was appropriate to the situation. In my correct judgement, note the correctness of my judgment would have decided the outcome of my Court Marshal had I used violent methods to subdue the LtCdr, verbally calming the incident and kicking the issue upstairs was the correct amount of force.

Again, at the airport, no lives were in danger, no one was physically assaulted or injured. The cops acted correctly and professionally under the circumstances.

Linh_My on February 25, 2013 at 11:38 PM

I’ve been in several Chinese airports, and they were crawling with security people with automatic rifles. Where were they when this commie official went nuts. Oh never mind, its all ok he is in the “party” it’s all good.

simkeith on February 25, 2013 at 11:50 PM

I counted three kids. Isn’t there a one-child policy in China?

BubbaCluck on February 25, 2013 at 11:55 PM

Damn Sequester!

forest on February 26, 2013 at 12:54 AM

You can tell he’s more special than the average Chinese peasant because he has more than one kid.

CJ on February 25, 2013 at 10:39 PM

BubbaCluck noted this too, though stating that three children were seen.

I counted two myself.

Possible answers.

1. One or more children are nephews.
2. The couple are not ethnic Han. Ethnic Han – and perhaps some other ethnic groups – are allowed one child. Minorities – non-Han – can have two children.
3. They are Han and these are their children. This could be a case of using clout to skirt the One Child policy, though I do believe China does allow some leeway. A Han couple might have a second child but they’ll have fines and/or rights/money for the second child stripped away. I might be wrong, but that’s my recollection.

Logus on February 26, 2013 at 1:14 AM

Queuing up is something we do in the west; not so much in the east…

yubley on February 26, 2013 at 1:15 AM

Short of being the bum in the White House himself… any body trying that here would have a dozen over weight and over paid TSA morons sitting on them. They would be all up in his grill and down on his booty fer sure.

RalphyBoy on February 26, 2013 at 2:14 AM

Did those pesky hackers block your video? I was so looking forward to viewing it. We will be up against the Chinese for the remainder of our children’s lifetimes and beyond.

eaglesdontflock on February 26, 2013 at 2:34 AM

That looked like Barney Frank and Nancy Pelosi?

Jabba The Cat on February 26, 2013 at 4:57 AM

广东省燕灵昆师宗云南昆明长水师宗县丰乐章耷轰…

Scrumpy on February 25, 2013 at 10:23 PM

Dern, that’s what I was going to say.

petefrt on February 26, 2013 at 5:59 AM

The picture of what a commie Marxist narcissist does when he can’t get his way.

And the security (I guess that is security) just stands there and lets him have his tantrum.

JellyToast on February 26, 2013 at 6:48 AM

Clean up on aisle ten!

No one was thoughtful enough to loan him a sledgehammer?

Too damn bad!

Sherman1864 on February 26, 2013 at 6:56 AM

Wasnt it John Fitzgerald Kerry who threw a hissy fit at a TSA checkpoint..exclaiming…”DONT YOU KNOW WHO IAM????!!”
Same kind of behavior..same kind of mind..same kind of people.

malkinmania on February 26, 2013 at 6:57 AM

Looks like Mooshele Obama after being denied her 17th Twinkie!

crash72 on February 26, 2013 at 7:01 AM

Gangnam version of Smart Power.

onomo on February 26, 2013 at 7:05 AM

Sheila Jackson Lee, is that you?

This would never happen in the U.S. Our elected officials do not think they are the privileged class.

Seriously, are we really worried about a direct combat situation with the Chinese over a potential hotspot like Taiwan? I’m just not seeing it.

parke on February 25, 2013 at 11:18 PM

I think that is sort of like comparing the U.S. military to TSA…And while, with new regs and leadership we seem to be moving the military in that direction, we aren’t quite that far gone. Yet.

Hueydriver on February 26, 2013 at 7:28 AM

Man, the sequester is so bad it is hitting OTHER countries.

INSANE.

Gatsu on February 26, 2013 at 7:44 AM

Typical statist. Throwing a temper tantrum is always the first response when they can’t have what they want.

ROCnPhilly on February 26, 2013 at 7:50 AM

Hey relax, I read lips in Chinese and the airline folks were telling him it was Bush’s fault. Tell me you honestly didn’t feel like behaving that way when our officials make the same claim?

Don L on February 26, 2013 at 8:02 AM

Yan Linkun Shizong Yunnan Kunming Changshui Guangdong Shizong Fengle Zhang Dahong….
I am sure that means somthing to someone!

Scrumpy on February 25, 2013 at 10:20 PM

—————————————–

I bet in the urban dictionary that’s considered profanity

pastselldate on February 26, 2013 at 8:12 AM

Note how what I assume are the security officers there just watched.

WannabeAnglican on February 26, 2013 at 8:12 AM

It appears he has 2 kids along with his wife with him, so I guess the 1 child rule does not apply to party officials in China.

JeffinSac on February 26, 2013 at 8:45 AM

WOAH:
?
That is ROR, Erika.

egmont on February 26, 2013 at 9:01 AM

He’s probably used to getting his way. Look at the Chinese cops. Even they won’t lay a hand on him.

CrustyB on February 26, 2013 at 9:13 AM

In this glorious age of social media, not even privileged government officials can get a free pass on behaving poorly.

Really? They certainly get away with behaving poorly in the United States. How about the petty preening prevaricating prince? Is he behaving other than poorly?

maryo on February 26, 2013 at 9:27 AM

你知道我是谁吗?

Tom C on February 26, 2013 at 9:27 AM

Looks like menendez after missing his flight and he won’t get his pre-teen foreign hookers.

acyl72 on February 26, 2013 at 9:52 AM

Grumpy Cat approves.

The Zoo Keeper on February 26, 2013 at 10:03 AM

Those insufferable foreign devils and their damned sequestration!!!! I want my mommy.

hillbillyjim on February 26, 2013 at 10:12 AM

Too bad Madeline Albright isn’t still serving as SoS; this dude prolly could have wangled a basketball out of the deal.

Why, you ask? Wasn’t that North Korea and Kim Van Halen or somebody with the Albright basketball deal?

I don’t know — why do liberal dhimmicrats do anything?

hillbillyjim on February 26, 2013 at 10:18 AM

Commies, Nazis, Fascist … Democrats, all the same thing.

Axion on February 26, 2013 at 10:19 AM

Gee, I wonder why he didn’t use one of their bullet trains to get there since they are supposedly the greatest thing since sliced bread according to California.

What a douche!

Patriot Vet on February 26, 2013 at 10:24 AM

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