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.
Video footage of the February 19 incident was published online on Friday, showing a man smashing a computer and the glass door of the gate.
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.