BEIJING, April 22 (Xinhuanet) -- U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its oppositon to the use of marijuana for medical purposes, a decision not only contradicting a 1999 report by medical experts on medicinal use of marijuana for certain conditions, but also overriding state efforts to legalize the plant.
The CIA World Factbook entry on China says: China is the world's fourth largest country (after Russia, Canada, and US)
The Wikipedia list of the countries of the world sorted by area
also lists China as number four. A couple of days ago it was listed as a tie with the question being in dispute.
China disputes CIA website claim China is smaller in area than the U.S.
Shanghai. April 4. INTERFAX-CHINA - China's country area is said to be "slightly smaller than the U.S.," according to the general information pages of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) website. The statement is contrary to China's commonly held wisdom that it is the third largest country in area worldwide, next to Russia and Canada. The issue has been headline news in some Chinese media.