Time in China

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Time zones used in China from 1912-1949 under Republic of China.

There is one time zone named China Standard Time (CST) or Beijing Standard Time. It is 8 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), but Xinjiang unofficially uses UTC+06:00. Since 1992, there has been no daylight saving time.

China used to have five time zones, but now it has one.

Some Chinese people say the usage of UTC+08:00 is harmful, because in the country's west, in Xinjiang, see sunrises in the winter as late as 10 a.m. and sunsets in the summer as late as midnight.