Beijing Anger-ometer, October 2023: A Knife to Hegemony

In a move likely to anger China, Domino Theory peruses the recent geopolitical, diplomatic and social incidents that have doubtless triggered Beijing’s apoplexy. This month takes in the Philippines’ knife attack on hegemony, a suspected spying hub in Belgium and the Japanese book that never should have been sold

philippine scarborough shoal barrier cut A diver cuts a barrier rope in the Scarborough Shoal. The Chinese government later removed the barrier. Image: Philippine Coast Guard video