mainland mainland  /ˈmeɪn ˌlænd/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the main land mass of a country or continent; as distinguished from an island or peninsula

Usage(s):

  1. Manufacturers from Taiwan operating on the mainland provide key technologies for budding Chinese industries such as semiconductor manufacturing.
  2. The mainland has already indicated interest in signing an agreement with us.
  3. And the more quickly mainland China developed, the more Hong Kong's future seemed to dim.

News

  1. Asian Markets Calmed by China Central Bank

    Mainland Chinese stocks were down slightly Wednesday, while other regional markets rose, after China’s central bank pledged to support banks facing cash shortfalls.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: New York Times

  2. Asian Markets Calmed by China Central Bank’s Change in Tone

    Mainland Chinese stocks were down slightly Wednesday morning while other regional markets rose, after China’s central bank pledged to support banks facing cash shortfalls.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: New York Times

  3. Mainland China, Taiwan Ink Agreement To Open Service Industries

    Representatives from mainland China and Taiwan signed an agreement in Shanghai on Friday to liberalize service industry business between the two sides.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Forbes

Quotes

  1. "When we improve relations with the mainland, we will also strengthen our security ties with Washington," Ma told reporters.
    on Mar 22, 2006 By: Ma Ying-jeou Source: 940 News

  2. Mr Leese, who is chairman of the high-speed campaign, warned: "We cannot continue to grow the UK's economy and compete on a global stage without a high-speed rail network in the UK. There are 3,480 miles of high speed railway lines in mainland...
    on Sep 9, 2009 By: Sir Richard Leese Source: BBC News

  3. Hu said, "we oppose any words and deeds that wantonly bespatter the people on the mainland and provoke and aggravate confrontation between the two sides of the Straits. We'll take practical measures to promote exchanges and cooperation between the...
    on May 12, 2005 By: Hu Jintao Source: People's Daily Online

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