About China time zones

Olson, Arthur David (NIH/NCI) [E] olsona at dc37a.nci.nih.gov
Sat Sep 25 13:06:46 UTC 2010

> I remember a discussion on this weird topic a few months ago -- as I recall, the issue is that the same location has two time zones,
> depending on the ethnic background of the people involved.  So there ended up being two names for the place, describing two rules.
> And the two names are the names for the place in the two languages that are used there.

> Then again, it looks like the final result wasn't two rules, but just a pile of comments in the "asia" rule sourcefile,
> and only the "PRC" rule is actually a live rule.

We did end up with just comments. A proposed change was circulated (2009-11-21); we got feedback that making the change might "somewhat divisive" (2009-11-25), so at least for now there's just the pile of comments.


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