Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo is fit to travel overseas for cancer treatment if he is evacuated from China "as quickly as possible", say two foreign doctors who have seen him. The joint statement by the German and US experts who had been invited by a Chinese hospital to review Mr Liu's treatment, partly to quell growing international calls for the jailed dissident to be allowed to leave China, will prove awkward for the Chinese government.
Beijing: China's imports from North Korea fell by a third last month, after it stopped buying coal. So US President Donald Trump's angry tweet that China had increased its trade with North Korea by 40 per cent in the first three months of 2017 - despite promises to "help" on North Korea - is misleading. China enforced its coal ban on February 19, well into the first quarter.
China will agree to punitive sanctions against North Korea as the United Nations Security Council meets overnight, but is likely to stop short of the measures the United States is demanding, predicts a senior Chinese analyst. China faces a "severe predicament" as the Security Council prepares to meet behind closed doors to thrash out a response to North Korea's game-changing Intercontinental Ballistic Missile test, said Shi Yinhong, professor of international relations at Renmin University.
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".