FW: Re[2]: Corrections to timezone database

Olson, Arthur David (NIH/NCI) olsona at dc37a.nci.nih.gov
Thu Feb 3 20:16:35 UTC 2005

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-----Original Message-----
From: Funda Wang [mailto:fundawang at gmail.com] 
Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2005 1:14 PM
To: Olson, Arthur David (NIH/NCI)
Subject: Re[2]: Corrections to timezone database

Olson,> The normal procedure is to use the most populous city in the time
zone; thus 
Olson,> Shanghai rather than Beijing (and New York rather than Washington).

Thanks for your clear explanation. The reason why Shanghai is the most
populouse city in China is that there is no surburb around Shanghai. For
other municipalities such as Beijing, Tianjin and Chongqing, there are a
large area of surburb around them, while the population density of these
surbub areas is far more lower than downtown.

Anyway, I do think there should be a "Beijing" in timezone list. The
timezone we Chinese are using is UTC+8, which is called "The Time of
Beijing(TTB)" in China, rather "China Standard Time(CST)", no matter what
number of population density do beijing have. Even in the western part of
China, say Urumqi, they are using TTB while the actual geographic timezone
it locates is UTC+7. And, you may know, someone may take it as political
issue the lack of Beijing.

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