What Is the Highest Point in China?

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The highest point in China is Mount Everest at approximately 8,850 meters in height. The mountain is a part of the Himalayan mountain range on the Chinese Tibetan border with Nepal. Mount Everest is the highest point in the world.

The height of Mount Everest is measured by the height of the peak's summit above sea level. According to National Geographic, more than 1,200 people have climbed to the top of Mount Everest since 1953. The first two people on record for climbing to the top of the mountain are Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary, who made the climb in 1953.