China 中国; Zhōngguó (http://www.cnto.org/), officially known as the People's Republic of China 中华人民共和国 Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó is a vast country in Eastern Asia about the same size as the United States of America with the world's largest population.
With coasts on the East China Sea, Korea Bay, Yellow Sea, and South China Sea, in total it borders 14 nations. It borders Afghanistan, Pakistan through the disputed territory of Kashmir, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam to the south; Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan to the west; Russia and Mongolia to the north and North Korea to the east. This number of neighboring states is equaled only by China's vast neighbor to the north, Russia.
This article is about mainland China only. For Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, please see separate articles.