I saw this article in The Independent. I applaud any flight attendant standing up to a Chinese security guard! Professionalism over anything else.
Have a read.
No-one who has ever seen China’s security apparatus in full flow can be in any doubt that the Queen is right: they are horrible to deal with. I had a small experience of this a few years back when I travelled with David Cameron on a trade mission to China designed to rebuild ties with the country’s leadership after a period in the diplomatic deep freeze. We had spent the day in Beijing and in the evening flew in the Prime Minister’s charted Virgin plane on to Shanghai.