BEIJING: The task is simple, my editor told me. Try going around without cash for one entire day and rely only on mobile phone for payments. Easy, I thought. These days in most Chinese cities, many are using a smartphone to pay for just about anything, and I am no exception. But is it really possible to last a day without cash, and on a day that I have to travel across Beijing to conduct interviews too? And so, let’s start this from the moment I left my house and headed to work.
NALAIKH, Mongolia: Monkhsaikhan comes from a family of miners. The 55-year-old, who used to work at a legitimate mining company, retired amidst Mongolia's latest commodity bust. Monkhsaikhan has since been toiling at illegal mines at Nalaikh to earn a living. Nalaikh, which is on the outskirts of Mongolia's capital Ulaanbaatar, is where various unlicensed groups have been digging up coal from abandoned mines in the area.
BEIJING: Singapore and China are working to step up their collaboration in five areas in the financial sector, Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam said on Thursday (Jun 29). He was speaking to Singapore media on the last day of his visit to China and after his meeting with leaders of China’s financial agencies in Beijing, including with Mr Zhou Xiaochuan, governor of the People's Bank of China, and Mr Guo Shuqing, chairman of the China Banking Regulatory Commission.
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".