The relative location of China is in Eastern Asia, spanning both the northern and eastern hemispheres. It shares its borders with 14 other countries, namely Vietnam, Pakistan, Laos, Russia, Burma, Nepal, India, Kazakhstan, North Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Bhutan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan.
China is the fourth largest country in the world. It forms regional boundaries with Hong Kong and Macau. China is bordered by the South China Sea to the southeast, which runs between North Korea and Vietnam, and the East China Sea to the east, which splits mainland China from Taiwan, Japan and Korea. Other major bodies of water that surround China are the Yellow Sea, Korea Bay and parts of the Pacific Ocean.