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Marvels of China: Pathways to the Pacific Rim navigateright Episode
“Go West, young man,” is a famous phrase that was first popularized in the 19th century by American author and New York Herald Tribune editor Horace Greeley. Fast forward to the 21st century. Today it’s “Go East-everyone!” Where are they going? You’ll never guess-although, if you listen to this program the answer is a no-brainer.
A huge number of foreigners -including Americans- have pulled up stakes and focused their dreams on China. You’ll agree that it takes a fair amount of risk coupled with an abundance of grit, tenacity and courage to take the plunge.
On the Saturday, June 23 broadcast of Marvels of China: Pathways to the Pacific Rim we met Mr. Paul Cabo, our first Beijing correspondent, intern and guest. This native of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York City acted on his captivation with all-things Chinese. Cabo left behind his former life as a Starbucks manager and reached for the stars and a new life in China as an English teacher in the Chinese capitol, as an entrepreneur and university student at Beijing Language and Culture College.
Cabo was featured in a 2010 New York Times piece, From Brooklyn to Beijing to Teach Children English-and Into the Cauldron. He’s described his life as “fact is truly stranger than fiction.” His personal image evokes a “wow-factor” on the streets of Beijing, too.
Get ready for more words of wisdom on the Confucius Moment, a journey to another of the Treasures of China, much to see and do on the Weekly Almanac, and on Spotlight on C-Pop you’ll hear a wonderful selection from the one and only Faye Wong.