[tz] China time zones 1949 - 1980: appeal to speakers of Mandarin

Philip Newton philip.newton at gmail.com
Wed Mar 12 17:58:39 UTC 2014

On 12 March 2014 18:39, Sanjeev Gupta <ghane0 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I refer to: http://www.timetableimages.com/ttimages/complete/caac56/ , which
> has clean scans of the Civil Aviation Administration of China's 1956
> timetable.  As far as I can make out from calculating flight times, all
> places in China that CAAC flew to had the same timezone.

No need to calculate flight times; the first page
says that all times are given in Peking Standard Time (including times
in places such as Moscow or Pyongyang).

Since Peking Standard Time obviously does not apply to Moscow or
Pyongyang, it's not necessarily valid to deduce from that timetable's
use of it that it applied to (say) Kashgar, Lhasa, or Kunming as well.

However, the fact that a conversion table is given for timezones for
non-Chinese cities but not for Chinese ones does imply that no
timezone conversion was deemed necessary for them.

Philip Newton <philip.newton at gmail.com>

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