Passengers kicked up a stink on a plane after a family allowed their toddler to poo on his seat.
According to reports, travellers on board the Delta Airlines flight from Beijing to Detroit watched in horror as the young boy's parents laid down newspaper on his chair and encouraged him to relieve himself there and then.
Despite pleas from passengers and crew to take him to the cabin toilet, the boy's grandfather and grandmother - who were also on the plane - insisted on letting the boy go there.
Passenger Luolan Gang Wang told Sina News that once the boy had finished his business, its smell began slowly to waft through the cabin sparking a wave of disgust among fellow travellers.
The story was shared on Chinese social network Weibo, with commenters expressing their disgust and condemning the family for embarrassing their country.
Delta Airlines hasn't yet commented on the alleged incident.
Many social networkers recalled an infamous photo of a Chinese child defecating publicly on the street in Hong Kong, which caused a similar furore.
Some people said this was a great stain on the history of Chinese civilisation, while others sympathised with the parents and said getting caught short can happen to anyone.
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