jiē rǎng
v. (usually of two countries) border on, adjoin
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Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
zhōng guó dōng bù gēn cháo xiǎn jiē rǎng ,gēn rì běn lín jìn .
phr. China adjoins Korea in the east and is close to Japan.