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Published Monday, December 16, 19 | By PaulvHill

contributed by Ronna Fleischman The People’s Republic of China has international borders with 14 countries, more than any other country except Russia, which also borders 14 countries.  In counter-clockwise order, they are the Korea, Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam.  China also has the longest land border of any country – 13,743 miles in total length. As of 2010, China has resolved border issues with 12 of its neighboring counties. India and Bhutan are the exceptions.  China’s border defense is under the unified leadership of the State Council and the Central Military Commission, and practices an administration system of sharing responsibilities between the military and the local authorities. The State Commission of Border and Coastal Defense guides and coordinates China’s border and coastal military area commands. Read More 

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