Territorial changes of the People's Republic of China

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Since its formation on 1 October 1949 the People's Republic of China's territorial claims have frequently been revised.

Until 1986, the total territory (or under control) of P.R.China was 10.45 million km2, includinga[›]:

During the 1990s and 2000s, the official size and value of China's territory is rarely officially declared or published, partly because of the frequent and ongoing changes in their territorial claims.

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  • 12 January: The Tajikistan parliament ratifies a deal ceding approximately 1000 square kilometres to China.[8][9]


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  1. ^ Territorial disputes of China (I): "现在所说的中国960万平方公里,是建国初期周恩来总理命令 解放军参谋部根据内战结束前的地图计算的,当时和许多邻国还没有 划定边界,中国领土其实不是960万,而是1042万平方公里。"
  2. ^ Today in history: Libration of Hainan (information from People.com.cn)
  3. ^ Liberation of Zhoushan Islands (from ChinaBaike.com)
  4. ^ Information of Aksai Chin (from Baidu Encyclopedia)
  5. ^ Borderline of China and Tajikistan determined
  6. ^ China and Vietnam finished borderline survey
  7. ^ CFi.cn: 2 trillion yuan to reclamate land
  8. ^ 12 January 2011, Tajikistan agrees to give land to China, Washington Post
  9. ^ 13 January 2011, Tajikistan cedes land to China, BBC News Asia-Pacific
  10. ^ "Chinese ‘occupation’ of Bajo de Masinloc could reduce PH territorial waters by 38 percent". Malaya Business News Online. January 21, 2013. Retrieved February 5, 2013. 


^ a:  "... 1045万平方公里,其中陆地940万平方公里,岛屿75400平方公里,滩涂12700平方公里,内海693000平方公里,领海22万平方公里" -- 《中国领土面积》(The territory of China); 1986年4月20日《信息日报》 (20 December 1986; Daily Information)

Daily Information is a Chinese newspaper founded on 1 October 1984, reporting economic and communications news. See the introduction to the newspaper (in Chinese): 《信息日报》