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Countries Bordering China Since 1914

Name the countries that have bordered China since 1914.
Some of these countries no longer exist
Includes colonial territories that were leased
Not counting foreign concessions within Shanghai, Tianjin, etc...
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First submittedNovember 27, 2012
Last updatedMay 4, 2017
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Dates
Country
1689 - 1922
Russia
1842 - 1997
United Kingdom
1887 - 1999
Portugal
1898 - 1946
France
1895 -
Afghanistan
1905 - 1945
Japan
1911 -
Mongolia
1912 - 1951
Tibet
Dates
Country
1922 - 1991
Soviet Union
1945 -
North Korea
1945 - 1976
North Vietnam
1947 -
India
1947 -
Pakistan
1948 -
Myanmar
1951 -
Bhutan
Dates
Country
1951 -
Nepal
1953 -
Laos
1976 -
Vietnam
1991 -
Kazakhstan
1991 -
Kyrgyzstan
1991 -
Russia
1991 -
Tajikistan
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level 70
May 2, 2017
Nooo, all the old comments are gone! But actually, this looks accurate now, and is a great quiz.
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level 69
May 2, 2017
Great idea :) 100%.
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level 79
May 2, 2017
As a former critic, I am now a fan. Good job.
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level 75
May 2, 2017
Agreed with the above comments, the dates make for interesting clues with regards to former colonies :)
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level 72
May 2, 2017
Good quiz!
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level 68
May 3, 2017
I second Sikkim
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level 69
May 3, 2017
What about Manchukuo?
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level 61
Sep 20, 2017
Puppet state of Japan, which is present.
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level 64
May 4, 2017
Germany leased the Kiautschou Bay until 1914.
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level 69
May 9, 2017
If North Korea borders China now, wouldn't Korea have bordered it before the Korean war?
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level 47
May 9, 2017
No, Japan controlled Korea from 1905 to 1945
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level 62
Sep 20, 2017
...and before 1905?
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level 72
Sep 20, 2017
ouch!
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level 34
Sep 24, 2017
From 1945-1950 then?
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level 79
Nov 2, 2018
@Micklopedia Northern half governed by the USSR, southern half run by the U.S.
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level 77
May 10, 2017
I know you include colonial territories, but it would still be better to say French, British, Portuguese, Japanese empires.
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level 57
May 12, 2017
There is so many things wrong with this, both countries and years.
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level ∞
Sep 20, 2017
Such as?
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level 42
Aug 26, 2017
Please accept Imperial Japan for Japan
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level 58
Sep 20, 2017
Like....why wouldn't you just type Japan?
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level 72
Aug 17, 2019
I must insist on ᠮᠣᠩᠭᠣᠯ ᠤᠯᠤᠰ for Mongolia as well.
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level 58
Aug 27, 2019
Is that inner or outer Mongolia?
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level 77
Sep 20, 2017
I didn't get North Vietnam for the reason that Gandalf tirelessly argued about what West Germany and Germany are the same thing.
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level 56
Sep 25, 2017
Was that Gandalf the Grey, or Gandalf the White...? ;-)
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level 68
May 21, 2019
Yeah, my first thought when I saw that the answer I missed was North Vietnam was all the Germany/West Germany discussions I've read here.
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level 68
Sep 20, 2017
Shouldn't the Republic of China be included at some point?
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level 77
Sep 20, 2017
Not really. The leaders of the ROC fled to an island. They never controlled any land that bordered land controlled by the PRC.
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level 45
Sep 21, 2017
There's a difference between lines of control and borders. You're right that under a definition of "which Weberian areas of control did that authority with the greatest claim to representing China have its territory abut," you would have to list the PRC and ROC (as well as earlier Communist states within China).
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level 76
Sep 20, 2017
Wow, didn't even think about the European countries in spite of the caveat. Great quiz, relessness.
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level 39
Sep 20, 2017
You missed thailand
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level 68
Sep 20, 2017
Thailand does not have a common border with China. Before WWII, it was called Siam.
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level 77
Sep 22, 2017
and it didn't have a common border with China then, either, so whatever you called it is somewhat irrelevant.
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level 66
Sep 20, 2017
Missed France... should have known.
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level 66
Sep 20, 2017
Germany should be on this list - it held Tsingtau till 1914
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level 44
Dec 3, 2017
austria hungary as well
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level 44
Sep 20, 2017
Nice Quiz!
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level 38
Sep 21, 2017
Austria-Hungary owned a city in mainland China in 1914 until 1918, so it should be here.
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level 49
Sep 30, 2017
Sikkim?
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level 65
Mar 21, 2018
I guess it counts under both UK and India, which are already in the quiz. "The Kingdom of Sikkim became a princely state of British India in 1890. After 1947, Sikkim continued its protectorate status with the republic of India. In 1975, the Indian military deposed the Sikkimese monarchy. A referendum in 1975 led to Sikkim joining India as its 22nd state." --wiki
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level 68
Nov 22, 2017
What about Bangladesh?
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level 57
Feb 5, 2018
What about it?
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level 72
Aug 17, 2019
The country or concert?
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level 59
May 28, 2018
10/10 -IGN
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level 45
May 29, 2018
Great quiz, but could British India, British Raj, French Indochina, Macau and Hong Kong be accepted as type-ins for UK, France and Portugal? I didn't get these, because the colonies and territories were not actually part of these countries, so I never thought to type them.
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level 51
Jul 26, 2018
What about Xinjiang, Guangxi, Anhui, Sichuan, Yunnan, Ma, Shanxi, Mengjiang, Manchukuo, Zhili, Fengitan, Guominjun etc
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level 64
Jan 19, 2019
Can the Far Eastern Republic be considered as well? It bordered China in 1920-1922
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level 61
Apr 10, 2019
Why Korea isn't here?
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level 53
May 7, 2019
Shouldn't Sikkim be on here?
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level 65
Jul 28, 2019
Tuva bordered China between 1921 and 1944. It was a Soviet puppet state, but formally independent nonetheless, similar to the Eastern Block after WWII.