The People's Republic of China has international borders with 14 countries, more than any other, except Russia, which also has 14. With a land border of 22,117 kilometres (13,743 mi) in total it also has the longest land border of any country.
Below (listed in counter-clockwise order) is a table of countries who share a land border with China around its perimeter.
Famous quotes containing the words borders of, china and/or borders:
“Love works at the centre,
Forth speed the strong pulses
To the borders of day.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“Anyone who tries to keep track of what is happening in China is going to end up by wearing all the skin of his left ear from twirling around on it.”
—Robert Benchley (18891945)
“The bugle-call to arms again sounded in my war-trained ear, the bayonets gleamed, the sabres clashed, and the Prussian helmets and the eagles of France stood face to face on the borders of the Rhine.... I remembered our own armies, my own war-stricken country and its dead, its widows and orphans, and it nerved me to action for which the physical strength had long ceased to exist, and on the borrowed force of love and memory, I strove with might and main.”
—Clara Barton (18211912)