Some modifications of China related timezone info.

Zhe Zhe
Wed Jul 13 23:14:41 UTC 2011

  I don't think we should count floating population, because those part of population is "floating", many of them will move around frequently.
  And the data source that you mentioned is apparently wrong.

James Su

On 4/28/06, Paul Eggert <eggert at> wrote:
> Robert Elz <kre at> writes:
> > Having a simple rule that always gets followed allows us to ignore 
> > endless arguments
> Yes, that's one of the principal motivations.
> > Of course, if it is a close thing, and it is possible that Shanghai 
> > may overtake Beijing again next year (or something) then keeping 
> > switching backwards and forwards would be irrational
> Yes, in the past when this has happened, we've tried to avoid change 
> for the sake of tracking the current ephemeral champion.  Of course 
> this has to be done within reason; if the new champion is undisputed 
> then it would be time to change.
> But as far as Beijing vs Shanghai goes, it seems that the current 
> headcount leader is still Shanghai, if we include the floating 
> population and use the statistics James Su mentioned.
> Also, if we count the entire metropolitan-area population, the 
> statistics I've seen suggest that Beijing still trails well behind 
> Shanghai.  See <>, for example, 
> which gives 12.1 million for Beijing and 18.2 million for Shanghai.  
> Or 
> <
> n&col=aohdq&pt=a&srt=pnan>, which gives 11.5 million for Beijing and 
> 14.9 million for Shanghai.

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