About China time zones
Olson, Arthur David (NIH/NCI) [E]
olsona at dc37a.nci.nih.gov
Tue Oct 12 17:34:09 UTC 2010
Although folks in Xinjiang who use +8:00 could use Asia/Shanghai to handle current times, Xinjiang and Shanghai had different offsets before 1980.
Separate zones are needed for correct handling of pre-1980 time stamps.
From: Luther Ma [mailto:ma.lude.xj at gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, October 05, 2010 6:33
To: tz at lecserver.nci.nih.gov
Subject: Re: About China time zones
I might also say here that adding a new population center in Xinjiang
that is UTC +8:00 to the tz database (as originally suggested in
"first pass at Uyghur time" 2009.11.21) is unnecessary and redundant
(besides having other potential problems) because the population that
uses +8:00 uses it precisely because they consider Beijing their
center (which we, of course, call Shanghai/Asia). :P
Just my opinion, of course. Once again, I'll accept "first pass" if it
is to be the last pass.
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