China time zone

Paul Eggert eggert at
Thu Aug 18 02:46:12 UTC 2011

On 08/17/2011 11:35 AM, An Yang wrote:
> I find new evidence, before 1949 Oct, there are two governments in China

Yes, the situation in China was quite different back then,
but luckily for us our cutoff date is the POSIX epoch
of 1970-01-01 00:00:00 UTC.  In the tz database we don't
create a new zone merely because some locality had
different clocks before 1970.  If we did, we'd need
hundreds of zones for Indiana alone.

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