Is United States bigger than China?
This has been a source of debate for quite some time. Many
sources cite that the People's Republic of China is larger in size
than the United States. Others say that the United States is larger
(however, these sources include certain water areas, such as the
Great Lakes, for the United States, but does not include water
areas for the People's Republic of China. They also tend to be
United States-based operations).
China's area includes disputed territories and therefore
shouldn't be considered part of China's area since it is disputed.
If including water area, China is larger than the US, but if
including all territory that is undisputed, the US becomes larger
than China. Overall, China is just slightly larger in size compared
to the United States.