chapter  12
12 Pages

Mental health in mainland China

WithYueqin Huang, Hong Wang, Zhaorui Liu

China is the third largest country in the world (after Russia and Canada), covering an area of 9.6 million square kilometers. It lies at the eastern end of Asia, on the west of the Pacific Rim. With a 20,000-kilometer border, China has 14 neighbors, including Russia, India, Myanmar and North Korea. It has an 18,000-kilometer coastline to the east, along the Bo Sea, Huang Sea, East Sea and South Sea; nearby countries across the sea include Japan, Korea and the Philippines. This geographic location has obvious advantages for China’s maritime industry; in addition, the southeast monsoon greatly benefits agricultural production. China’s location also promotes international communication, especially with the West and Central Asia and Europe.