Corrections of for CN entries

Paul Eggert eggert at
Thu Dec 13 00:48:11 UTC 2001

Thanks for your careful analyis.  Some comments:

> Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2001 06:24:20 +0800
> From: Anthony Fok <anthony at>

> > In English, the region is far more commonly called Eastern Turkestan,
> > even today.  At least, that's what Google says (2650 hits versus 766).
> the term "Eastern Turkestan" refers to the historic name of the
> region, as a country, when it was outside China's rule for brief
> periods in history.

OK, sorry, then I misunderstood the boundaries.  As far as I know,
though, the region was not controlled by China until after the Manchus
conquered it in 1759, so it was independent (or anarchic :-) for more
than just "brief periods".

> 	west Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (Eastern Turkestan), China

Wow, that's quite a mouthful.  How about just "southwest Xinjiang"
instead?  That's shorter.

> I have also changed "Macao" to "Macau".  Why?  :-)
>   1. Macau is the official name (in both English and Portuguese).
>      See, for example.
>   2. On recent trips to Macau, I can no longer find any signs that say
>      "Macao".
>   3. ISO 3166 says MO = Macau in English;  MO = Macao in French.
>   4. On Google,  Macau: 810000 hits;  Macao: 311000 hits.

Sounds good; thanks.

> +CN	+3114+12128	Asia/Shanghai	Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong, and most eastern locations in China
> +CN	+4545+12641	Asia/Harbin	northeast China - Heilongjiang
> +CN	+2934+10635	Asia/Chongqing	central China - Gansu, Guangdong, Guizhou, Ningxia, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, etc.
> +CN	+4348+08735	Asia/Urumqi	Tibet (Xizang) & most of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Regions, China
> +CN	+3929+07559	Asia/Kashgar	west Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (Eastern Turkestan), China

Hmm, that can't be right: you've got Guangdong in two different zones.

How about something like this instead?  I'll try to see if I can come
up with a more complete list of provinces, but I don't want the
comments field to be so large that 'tzselect' produces confusing

CN	+3114+12128	Asia/Shanghai	east China - Beijing, Guangdong, Shanghai, etc.
CN	+4545+12641	Asia/Harbin	Heilongjiang
CN	+2934+10635	Asia/Chongqing	central China - Gansu, Guizhou, Sichuan, Yunnan, etc.
CN	+4348+08735	Asia/Urumqi	Tibet & most of Xinjiang
CN	+3929+07559	Asia/Kashgar	southwest Xinjiang

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