China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.'s Gateway '17 event in Detroit this week was about putting local producers, makers and manufacturers in front of the Chinese consumer. But the city of Detroit may get a big win out of the event as well. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan urged Alibaba to set up a presence in the city and discussions revolved around the potential opening of a distribution hub, said Joseph Tsai, vice chairman and co-founder of the Chinese e-commerce platform.
While most foreign companies chase the American consumer, China's largest e-commerce platform and its founder is after the American producer. Alibaba Group Ltd. arrived in Detroit on Tuesday for its inaugural Gateway '17 event to lure local and national producers to use its platform to sell to China's growing middle class.
In 1980, Thelen left his high-profile post as a Wall Street attorney for a trip around the world — with plans to return to his native Michigan and practice law in Detroit by the end. From Paris to the Soviet Union to Hong Kong, Thelen made, at that time, a rare trip for a Westerner to China's mainland. Thelen says it was there, out front of the only hotel opened to westerners in Hangzhou, known then as Hangchow, the he was greeted by a teenaged Jack Ma.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".