1. [syn: China, People's Republic of China, mainland China, Communist China, Red China, PRC, Cathay]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
mainland China \mainland China\ n.
The People's Republic of China, also called Communist
China, in distinction from Nationalist China, the
government located on the island of Taiwan. Both governments
claim to represent the entire people of China, but the
People's republic is recognized as China by the United
Nationss and most of its member states.
Syn: Red China, PRC, Beijing.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern
Asia; the most populous country in the world [syn: China,
People's Republic of China, mainland China, Communist
China, Red China, PRC, Cathay]