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Time in China

1. Time Zones in China: – China Standard Time (CST) is used nationwide. – China does not observe Daylight Saving Time. – Some regions have […]

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1. Time Zones in China:
– China Standard Time (CST) is used nationwide.
– China does not observe Daylight Saving Time.
– Some regions have unofficial time zones like Xinjiang Time (GMT+6).
– Macau and Hong Kong have their own time zones (Macau Standard Time and UTC+8).
– Hong Kong does not observe Daylight Saving Time.

2. Special Time Regulations in Regions:
– Xinjiang uses Beijing Time and Xinjiang Time (UTC+6).
– Xinjiang Television schedules channels based on dual time zones.
– Work/rest time in Xinjiang differs from eastern China.
– Confusion in inter-racial communication due to dual time zones.
– Activities in Xinjiang typically start two hours later than eastern China.

3. Timekeeping Evolution in China:
– Historical evolution of time in China over the past 100 years.
– Beijing Time has been the standard time.
– Timekeeping influenced by various factors.
– Time concepts in China have cultural significance.
– Timekeeping practices impact social and economic activities.

4. Timekeeping Challenges and Solutions:
– Xinjiang faces challenges due to its geographical location.
– Suggestions to adjust work schedules in Xinjiang.
– Macau and Hong Kong have unique time zones.
– Hong Kong Observatory’s role in timekeeping.
– Impact of time zones on daily routines and activities.

5. Scientific Data and Research on Time in China:
– National Tibetan Plateau Data Center collects intensive runoff observations.
– NOAA Solar Calculator provides accurate solar data.
– Studies on the history of time in China.
– Data on time zones and daylight saving available online.
– Remote sensing experiments conducted in China for time-related phenomena.

Time in China (Wikipedia)

The time in China follows a single standard time offset of UTC+08:00 (eight hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time) based on the National Time Service Center of Chinese Academy of Sciences located in Mount Li, Lintong District, Xi'an City, Shaanxi Province, even though the country spans almost five geographical time zones. The official national standard time is called Beijing Time (BJT, simplified Chinese: 北京时间; traditional Chinese: 北京時間; pinyin: Běijīng shíjiān) domestically because based on 120th meridian east that Beijing City is located, and China Standard Time (CST) internationally. Daylight saving time has not been observed since 1991. China Standard Time (UTC+8) is consistent across Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, as well as equivalent with Philippines, Singapore, Brunei, most of Mongolia, Malaysia, Irkutsk Time (Russia), Western Australia and Central Indonesia.

the National Time Service Center
in Mount Li, Lintong District, Xi'an City, Shaanxi Province
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