China standard time


China standard time

China standard time or Beijing time is the time zone observed in the People's Republic of China (PRC). It is eight hours ahead of UTC (UTC+8). [cite web
url=http://www.yfao.gov.cn/Enshow2.aspx?id=138
title=Time Zone
accessdate=2008-07-26
date=2007-08-29
work=Official Website
publisher=Foreign Affairs Office of the People's Government of Yunnan Province
quote=Beijing Time or China standard time is 8 hours ahead of GMT.
]

Certain regions of eastern Asia, including Greater China, also observe time zones which have the same offset, but use different names, such as Chungyuan Standard Time, Philippine Standard Time, Singapore Standard Time, etc.

The PRC observed daylight saving time from 1986 through 1991, but does not now. [cite web
url=http://www.gov.cn/english/2007-07/07/content_675959.htm
title=Chinese political advisors make suggestions on resource saving
accessdate=2008-07-26
date=2007-07-07
work=Chinese Government's Official Web Portal
publisher=People's Republic of China
quote=China tried out summer time from 1986 to 1991.
]

Other time zones in the PRC

Although the only official time zone in the PRC is Beijing Time, the People's Congress of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, due to its geographical location in the westernmost part of the country, proclaimed Ürümqi Time (UTC+6), two hours behind Beijing. Although this is not officially recognised, it is the time observed locally by most residents. [cite web
url=http://www.xinjiang.gov.cn/10018/10008/00017/2005/22694.htm
title=The Working-Calendar for The Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Government
accessdate=2008-07-26
publisher=The Government of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Region of China
quote=Urumqi Time (GMT+6) is 2 hours behind Beijing Time
]

ee also

* Time in China

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