China Political Map
China Country Information:
China is located in eastern Asia. China is bordered by the Yellow Sea, Korea Bay, South China Sea, and East China Sea; Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and Nepal to the west, Russia and Mongolia to the north, Bhutan, Myanmar (Burma), Laos, North Korea, and Vietnam to the south, and Regional Borders with Hong Kong and Macau to the south.
China Bordering Countries:
Afghanistan, Bhutan, Burma, India, Kazakhstan, North Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Macau
Baotou, Beijing (Peking), Benxi, Changchung, Changsha, Chongqing, Dalian, Datong, Dunhuang, Fuxin, Fuzhou, Golmud, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Haikou, Hailar, Hami, Handan, Hangzhou, Harbin, Hefei, Hohhot, Hotan, Jilin, Jinan, Jinchang, Jinxi, Jixi, Kaifeng, Karamay, Kashi, Korta, Kunming, Lanzhou, Lhasa, Mianyang, Nanjing, Nanning, Ningbo, Panzhihua, Qiemo, Qingdao, Qiqihar, Shanghai, Shantou, Shenyang, Shijiazhuang, Taian, Taipei, Taiyuan, Tianjin, Urumqi, Wuhan, WuWei, Xiamen, Xian, Xiangfan, Xining, XinXiang, Yakeshi, Yinchuan, Yueyang, Yumen and Zigong.
Bam Co Lake, Bay of Bengal, Baytik Shan Mountains, Bo Hai, Chang Jiang, East China Sea, Gobi Desert, Gulf of Tonkin, Hengduan Shan Mountains, Huang (Yellow River), Korea Bay, Korea Strait, Kunlun Shan Mountains, Nam Co Lake, Philippine Sea, Qilian Shan Mountains, Qinghai Lake, Sea of Japan (East Sea), South China Sea, Taiwan Strait, Tian Shan Mountains, Yangtze River and Yellow Sea.
China Natural Resources:
China has numerous natural resources. The fuel resources include coal, petroleum, natural gas and the world's largest hydropower potential. The many metallic resources include mercury, iron ore, tin, tungsten, antimony, manganese, magnetite, molybdenum, uranium, vanadium, aluminum, lead and zinc.
China Natural Hazards:
China has a wide range of natural hazards that occur in this large country. These include droughts, land subsidence, earthquakes, tsunamis, and damaging floods. In addition, approximately five typhoons strike the southern and eastern coasts each year.
China Environmental Issues:
China has numerous environmental issues. These include air pollution, particularly greenhouse gases and sulfur dioxide particulates, from dependence on coal. This, in turn, produces acid rain. There is water pollution from untreated wastes. In the northern part of the country there are water shortages. China has an estimated loss of one-fifth of their agricultural land, since 1949, due to soil erosion and economic development. In addition to this is deforestation and desertification. The country also has an active trade of endangered species.