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

  • Manufacturers from Taiwan operating on the mainland provide key technologies for budding Chinese industries such as semiconductor manufacturing.
  • OPENING THE DOOR: Ma is allowing an ever greater China presence in Taiwan, including increasing numbers of mainland tourists to the island, above.
  • The mainland has already indicated interest in signing an agreement with us.
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  • Sir Richard Leese in BBC News
    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...
  • Hu Jintao in People's Daily Online
    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...

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