About China time zones

Luther Ma ma.lude.xj at gmail.com
Mon Oct 4 02:10:36 UTC 2010

Yes, Alan, you read me correctly.

My suggestion is just to change Urumqi/Asia so that it remains on UTC  
+6:00 (instead of moving to +8:00 after May 1980). Even though a large  
part of the population in Urumqi use +8:00 (aka Beijing time) they  
still know (and officially recognize) Urumqi time (aka Wulumuqi time  
aka Xinjiang time) as +6:00.

I suggested the abbreviation XJT since that is universally understood  
by all ethnicities and most commonly used, but the pre-1980  
abbreviation, URUT is also fine.


Kashgar/Asia would of course follow suite.

On Oct 2, 2010, at 4:13 PM, Alan Barrett wrote:

> On Sat, 02 Oct 2010, Luther Ma wrote:
>> I am still hoping that you would consider these issues, and of
>> course, am hoping to one day see XJ Time in tzdata (and not just in
>> the comments)
> I read your message as "I like the change in principle, but I don't  
> like
> the names".  Could you suggest names that you think are better?
> --apb (Alan Barrett)

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