A Chinese official confronted U.S. President Barack Obama's national security adviser, Susan Rice, on the tarmac this morning in the eastern city of Hangzhou, China, prompting the Secret Service to intervene, reports Reuters.
Shortly after Obama's plane landed for the G20 Summit, a Chinese official attempted to prevent Rice from walking to the motorcade as she crossed a media rope line, speaking angrily to her before a Secret Service agent stepped between the two, according to Reuters.
Rice responded but her comments were inaudible to reporters standing underneath the wing of Air Force One. It was unclear if the official, whose name was not immediately clear, knew that Rice was a senior official and not a reporter.
The same official shouted at a White House press aide who was instructing foreign reporters on where to stand as they recorded Obama disembarking from the plane.
"This is our country. This is our airport," the official said in English, pointing and speaking angrily with the aide.