Chinese immigrants helped give reggae its start in Kingston, Jamaica. They brought chowmein to Calcutta, India, “became black” in South Africa, and are remaking fast fashion in Prato, Italy.
Today 40 million people of Chinese descent live outside China. Collectively, they represent the largest diaspora in the world.
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Candy Jorian, a producer, tells me that when she was hired to start the program, her Indonesian bosses couldn't even tell if her Mandarin was good enough for her to be an anchor (it was).