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Marvels of China: Pathways to the Pacific Rim navigateright Episode
â€œGo West, young man,â€ 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 itâ€™s â€œGo East-everyone!â€ Where are they going? Youâ€™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. Youâ€™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. Heâ€™s described his life as â€œfact is truly stranger than fiction.â€ His personal image evokes a â€œwow-factorâ€ 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 youâ€™ll hear a wonderful selection from the one and only Faye Wong.