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Marvels of China: Pathways to the Pacific Rim navigateright Episode

SHOW #125: June 23, 2018

“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 â€œGo 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 â€œfact 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.