Some modifications of China related timezone info.

Zhe Su at
Sat Apr 29 13:46:32 UTC 2006

  I still can't agree with you. It's harmless to add "Asia/Beijing".
And China now uses only one timezone, which is called officially
"China Standard Time" and indeed it's known as Beijing Time.
  Now we have five timezones for China in asia/
"Asia/Shanghai", "Asia/Chongqing", "Asia/Urumqi", "Asia/Harbin",
"Asia/Kashgar". But they are known as historic timezones (according to
comments in asia file). After 1949, the establishing of People's
Republic of China, we uses only one timezone, which is called "Beijing
Time" or "China Standard Time" officially.
  So if you think we should choose a most populous city of China to
represent the only one "China Standard Time", that is Chongqing rather
than Shanghai, because Chongqing has more than 27 million population.
But, I still think using "Asia/Beijing" to represent the only timezone
used in Peoples Republic of China is the most reasonable way.

James Su

On 4/29/06, Paul Eggert <eggert at> wrote:
> "Zhe Su" < at> writes:
> >  So, is it ok to just add "Asia/Beijing" into the database along with
> > "Asia/Shanghai"? So that people can choose whatever they want.
> For now I'd rather not do that, for the reasons already mentioned.

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