There’s an old Chinese idiom that says “kill a chicken to scare the monkey” (殺雞儆猴). According to the folktale, there was a street performer who made a lot of money from a dancing monkey. One day, that monkey, however, didn’t want to perform. The owner became very angry and went to get a live chicken that he then proceeded to kill in front of the monkey. The monkey resumed dancing at once and never protested again.
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