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.
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.