Those new to China are often overwhelmed by its size and scope. More than 100 Chinese cities now have more than 1 million residents, and 55% of the nation’s 1.38 billion people live in urban areas. When the capital Beijing became overcrowded, the government began building a new city, twice the size of Manhattan, next door. The transport is equally supersized. If you joined China’s railway lines together, they would loop around Earth twice.
How did you find living in Edinburgh? The city is small and beautiful, yet it is also a global place. I like the diversity of people who live there. I was surrounded by a lot of intelligent, and super friendly, people from many cultures. Interesting collaborations happened all the time. Why did you decide to move back to China? China has developed very fast in recent years and there are a lot of opportunities for young people, especially young researchers.
Why did you leave China? I began my biology degree at Fudan University in Shanghai and transferred to the United States in my third year, in 1991. At that time, the government paid tuition fees and assigned you a job for five years after graduating. It was unlikely I would work in academia, and it was too long to be away from my research field, so I left. Why did you move into biotechnology? China joined the World Trade Organization in 2001, and I saw that as an opportunity.
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".