China is the world's third largest country based on area and is the world's largest based on population. It is a developing nation with a fast growing economy that is controlled politically by communist leadership.
Today, China is bordered by 14 different countries that range from small nations such as Bhutan to very large ones like Russia and India. The following is a list of the countries that border China. It is ordered based on land area. Population (based on July 2010 estimates) and capital cities have also been included for reference. All information has been obtained from the CIA World Factbook.
Land Area: 6,601,668 square miles (17,098,242 sq km)
Land Area: 1,269,219 square miles (3,287,263 sq km)
Capital: New Delhi
Land Area: 1,052,090 square miles (2,724,900 sq km)
Land Area: 603,908 square miles (1,564,116 sq km)
Land Area: 307,374 square miles (796,095 sq km)
6) Burma or Myanmar
Land Area: 261,228 square miles (676,578 sq km)
Capital: Rangoon (Yangon)
Land Area: 251,827 square miles (652,230 sq km)
Land Area: 127,881 square miles (331,210 sq km)
Land Area: 91,429 square miles (236,800 sq km)
Land Area: 77,201 square miles (199,951 sq km)
Land Area: 56,827 square miles (147,181 sq km)
Land Area: 55,251 square miles (143,100 sq km)
13) North Korea
Land Area: 46,540 square miles (120,538 sq km)
Land Area: 14,824 square miles (38,394 sq km)
To learn more about China, read "The Geography and Modern History of China" on Geography at About.com.