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An Uber model for manufacturing is ready to upend the industry
Tighter capital controls and a slowing domestic Chinese economy are making it harder for Chinese to buy property overseas. A recent report by Chinese property search portal Juwai estimated that outbound real estate investment by Chinese companies and individuals would drop by as much as 20% this year to $80 billion, down from $101.4 billion last year.
Chinese outbound investment dropped nearly 46% to $48.19 billion in the first half of the year, according to the Chinese Ministry of Commerce. The decline can be attributed to the high base last year as well as an improving domestic economy, political uncertainty overseas and tightened controls on capital outflows, the ministry said. Chinese outbound investment hit a record high in 2016. Chinese investments into the U.S. alone surged 359% in 2016.
After wooing Chinese movie-goers for years, Hollywood studios are now setting their sights on a new audience: Chinese gamers. With movie box office sales flat in the U.S. and growth slowing in China, the pressure has been on to find new markets. Like with everything in China, the numbers are huge. China is the world’s largest online gaming market, with an estimated 50 million gamers and annual revenue of $26 billion, according to Niko Partners, a research firm focused on the Chinese games market.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".