Li Haoxuan, one of six mainland tourists arrested at Hong Kong International Airport on suspicion of assaulting seven ground crew, appears at Tsuen Wan Court in 2015. Li was slapped with a HK$1,5000 fine after he pleaded guilty to causing a nuisance and annoyance by pouring water on a ground staff member the previous day. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

How brash Chinese air passengers are taking the power struggle with America to new heights

Wenfang Tang says with bias and differing expectations about service already making air travel fraught, the rising number of entitled nouveau riche Chinese travellers adds to resentment on both sides

Topic |   US-China relations

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Li Haoxuan, one of six mainland tourists arrested at Hong Kong International Airport on suspicion of assaulting seven ground crew, appears at Tsuen Wan Court in 2015. Li was slapped with a HK$1,5000 fine after he pleaded guilty to causing a nuisance and annoyance by pouring water on a ground staff member the previous day. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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