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Chinese Official Misses Plane, Destroys Gate in Wild Rage: VIDEO


Yan Linkun,  a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Committee (CPPCC) from Shizong county, Yunnan Province, did not react well after he missed his plane last week. Yan had gone to have breakfast after purchasing his ticket but did not make it back in time to board.

He then destroyed everything in sight.

The Global Times reports on the clip, which is all over Chinese news:

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.

Yan said that he was anxious to send his children to school in Shenzhen after missing two flights and he lost control after airport staff rejected his request for late boarding. Yan made an apology to the airport and netizens on Saturday.

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.


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  1. and security just stands there.

    Posted by: JOHN | Feb 25, 2013 11:30:18 AM

  2. Security was probably too shocked to do anything. Dude needs to switch to decaf.

    Posted by: Jack M | Feb 25, 2013 11:31:15 AM

  3. I'll have one order of Chinese meltdown and a side of noodles to go please.

    Posted by: I wont grow up | Feb 25, 2013 11:34:44 AM

  4. Why he was not arrested? Why there is no security guards or policemen at the airport?

    Posted by: simon | Feb 25, 2013 11:43:30 AM

  5. I understand that after the Cultural Revolution and years of Communism that the Chinese who once considered politeness a virtue completely lost 3 thousand years of all sense of propriety and now are pushy, loud and arrogant...instead of the 'Ugly American' it's the obnoxious Chinese with absolutely no manners or shame.

    Posted by: Geo | Feb 25, 2013 11:53:22 AM

  6. this is super hilarious to me considering i just went off on an asian friend for insinuating that the "asian model minority" concept has anything to do with genetics.

    Posted by: me me | Feb 25, 2013 12:09:00 PM

  7. I bet his kids were really embarassed by their dad. The party officials have in the past been more or less immune from prosecution, but the last couple of years has seen a big change here. I suspect this guy is now in deep trouble (or this video would have been scrubbed from the net in China).

    Posted by: Jim Elliott | Feb 25, 2013 12:17:32 PM

  8. He's an official. They didn't have the authority to stop him. Yes, it's very f***ed up.

    Posted by: brian | Feb 25, 2013 12:17:41 PM

  9. @John; I thought the same thing. Security is too scared about offending an Official to actually do anything. His wife/older daughter was just as bad. This is what happens when people feel entitled to special treatment because of their ties to Government. Reminds me of Congress and all their special perks while traveling.

    Posted by: adam | Feb 25, 2013 12:18:16 PM

  10. This is very very typical Mainlander behavior. World beware!

    Posted by: Mike in nyc | Feb 25, 2013 12:21:43 PM

  11. Those poor kids. What must their home life be like? The mother is just as hotheaded.

    Posted by: Dastius Krazitauc | Feb 25, 2013 12:30:31 PM

  12. Too much MSG.

    Posted by: CVP | Feb 25, 2013 12:33:59 PM

  13. @ADAM in what way does this remind you of an American Congressman? Any American official who did this would be arrested immediately and that would probably be the end of his political career.

    Posted by: Jerry | Feb 25, 2013 12:36:15 PM

  14. Ruh-Roh. He just embarrassed the Communist Party. He'll be lucky if he doesn't "disappear" and his organs sold on the black market. It depends on how powerful he is.

    A lot of Chinese tourists seem to be..... tightly wound.

    Posted by: Caliban | Feb 25, 2013 12:39:52 PM

  15. This is exactly why I can NEVER work in an airport in any way shape or form. No way.

    Posted by: AJ | Feb 25, 2013 12:51:17 PM

  16. Wow, try half these comments without the racism.

    I think it's awesome that none of the guards did anything. They couldn't because the first to try would have been fired after the fact. That official will take whomever he can down with him. They can all be yelled at for not doing things, but not all fired.

    Posted by: Fensox | Feb 25, 2013 1:03:21 PM

  17. So who lives in a repressive society?? Had this been an American Citizen in any current TSA dominated US airport a Mere "No" or the raising of your voice, would have found you in cuffs sitting in some sterile room for hours.....or worse tasered and restrained on the floor of the terminal....

    Posted by: aj | Feb 25, 2013 1:09:57 PM

  18. Oh, he's just upset because he couldn't pass the "You must be this tall to ride" sign at the checkpoint.

    Posted by: beef and fur | Feb 25, 2013 1:42:13 PM

  19. not cool

    The Chinese like to make their politicos publicly apologize to the people then thank the state for executing them

    Posted by: Moz's | Feb 25, 2013 1:47:43 PM

  20. oh, and not something that am completly against for our own politicians and banksters

    Anyone remember the guy who was in charge over there of toy production? Due to the toxins in the toys, he was made to publicly apologize , then thank the state for being so great, then BOOM! executed

    Posted by: Moz's | Feb 25, 2013 1:50:52 PM

  21. And this fits into a "blog with homosexual tendencies" how? I don't come here for stories like this one.
    I come here for gay-themed stories.

    Posted by: Ken | Feb 25, 2013 2:52:26 PM

  22. @Ken, not only are you reading this ‘uninteresting’ article but also commenting in it. And complaining about the content on a free site.

    Posted by: David | Feb 25, 2013 3:14:36 PM

  23. Traditional Chinese bureaucracy and airplanes don't get along.

    Posted by: SayTheTruth | Feb 25, 2013 4:39:01 PM

  24. These needs some funny music or sound effects to make it work- he comes across as an entitled jerk who is pissed off because he can't get his way.

    Posted by: jaragon | Feb 25, 2013 5:42:07 PM

  25. here in canada if you pick up a stapler you get 5 cops to bring you down, tazer you, get handcuffed and then they knee press you till you're dead.

    Posted by: stan | Feb 25, 2013 5:56:52 PM

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