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  • noun Plural form of mainlander.


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  • "Just a few years ago, those from China were country bumpkins and now, the mainlanders are the economic overlords and that is deeply grating to those in Hong Kong," said Gordon Matthews , an anthropology professor at Chinese University of Hong Kong.

    Hong Kong-Mainland Tiffs Worry Beijing Jason Chow 2012

  • The term is an insult commonly used on the web by some of the city's residents to refer to mainlanders.

    BBC News - Home 2012

  • That is why Obama seems so unique and IS that unique to the 'mainlanders': That island tranquility and island living are far more soothing to one's disposition.

    Bill Clinton: This could be the 'last day' 2008

  • As indicated in Michael's opinion of Mr. Lu, there is no future for "mainlanders" in a "Republic of Taiwan."

    Odds and Ends for Friday Michael Turton 2009

  • One, not all "mainlanders" have the same attitude as Kuo.

    High Class Mainlanders Arrive In Taiwan Michael Turton 2009

  • The Bamboo Union Gang is KMT, founded by children of "mainlanders". the Four Seas Gang...

    Daily Links, Dec 19, 2008 Michael Turton 2008

  • Now, if only 800 people died, as Li Ao claims, it would mean a large percentage of the victims of the White Terror were KMT 'mainlanders'.

    Taiwan's Own Holocaust Revisionists Michael Turton 2007

  • When I was in Taiwan, I observed that very few "mainlanders" even tried to learn the local Min dialect, and I didn't get the impression it was particularly easy for those who did. THE CHINESE BABEL. 2005

  • The care of Islanders for other Canadians, "mainlanders" they call us, is the stuff about which plays are written and songs sung.

    Canada. A View From the Regions 1989

  • Eventually, there were on Taiwan about two million of these "mainlanders," as they have sometimes been called.

    A History of China Wolfram Eberhard 1949


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