Definitions

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  • proper n. A term used in some circles for commercial, cultural and sometimes political purposes to define Chinese speaking countries combined, including mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan and sometimes Singapore

Etymologies

Called so to distinguish it from China proper. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Functionally the term Greater China is exactly like Greater Germany -- simply an announcement of imperial dreams.

    East Asian, Popular Democracy, and Military Strategy Changes

  • They paid upfronts, are committed to run two controlled clinical trials which ACCP designs and monitors, and they pay a royalty on sales (this is all for Greater China, which is defined as China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau).

    American Chronicle

  • That group has been steadily declining since 2007, according to Jun Ma , Deutsche Bank's chief economist for Greater China.

    China's Rising Wages Propel U.S. Prices

  • Ying Yi for The Wall Street Journal Oh Eng Lock The company also owns and operates a handful of other brands, including Din Tai Fung , which specializes in Taiwanese food, and RamenPlay, a brand of mid-end Japanese restaurants in Southeast Asia and China, as well as more than 20 food courts in Greater China under the Food Republic brand.

    Former banker's bread and butter business

  • In Greater China, Nike topped $2 billion in annual revenue, double 2007's level.

    Analysis: Nike, Adidas trounce China sportswear players

  • But international brands appear to be avoiding the fallout so far, with Adidas's U.S. rival Nike last month reporting a 16% rise in fourth-quarter sales from Greater China.

    Adidas Raises Forecast

  • Global revenue per available room at constant currencies—a key industry measure—increased 6.2%, led by 7.5% growth in the Americas and 11% growth in Greater China.

    InterContinental Hotels Is Upbeat as Profit Rises

  • In the second quarter, Greater China and South Asia generated 45% of the company's revenue and Japan and Korea 16%.

    No Chips in His Faith

  • Xoom tablets starting being offered in China in late April, but Frank Meng , Motorola Mobility president for Greater China, declined to characterize how sales are faring.

    Motorola Sees China Success

  • He said that to fulfill their fiduciary duty, companies should avoid using the same banks as competitors, given the hypercompetitive environment in Greater China.

    In China, Companies Peel Off Their Gloves

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