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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
Called so to distinguish it from China proper. (Wiktionary)
"The problem is most expatriates then return to their home countries so this knowledge is lost to China," says Bernd-Uwe Stucken, Greater China managing partner for international law firm Salans.