This week, Taiwan boosted its growth forecast for 2018 to 2.42 percent, up from the previous 2.29 percent. That comes after unexpectedly high growth for 2017 – 2.84 percent, according to the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS). The higher growth stemmed from an increase in private consumption, plus over 6 percent year-on-year growth in exports – far above the 2.74 percent export growth that was estimated originally.
As has become his tradition, Chinese President Xi Jinping used this week’s New Year inspection tour (meaning the Lunar New Year, rather than January 1) to demonstrate the government’s focus on combatting poverty. “For the sixth year in a row, Xi’s Lunar New Year inspection tour has taken him to the front lines of China’s war against poverty,” Xinhua, China’s state news agency declared.
The PyeongChang Olympic Games officially kicked off with the Opening Ceremony on February 9. In one the most anticipated moments, North and South Korean athletes marched together behind the white-and-blue Korean Unification Flag. The last time that occurred in an Olympic context was at the 2006 Winter Games in Turin, Italy. The attendance of North Korean athletes, which followed a flurry of diplomacy in January and February, was just the tip of the iceberg, however.
@rustam_seerat The number of submissions have nearly tripled in the past few years, so yes, we're even more selective about what articles we take. It's great for us and our readers, but I understand it's frustrating for authors.
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'
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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
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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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".