[tz] XJT (was Re: Introduction and apology for slamming you "with that TZ is a legal thing" commentary out of the blue.)

Luther Ma ma.lude.xj at gmail.com
Fri Oct 21 22:46:47 UTC 2011

Alas, …Asia/Urumqi does actually remain in error on OlsonDB despite the aspirations of the local population AND official (local) policy (not that I am in any way advocating a role on the list for legal authorities!) TZdata only tracks the time most (Han) Chinese use in Xinjiang, although they themselves would never consider that time as 'local time'.

On Oct 20, 2011, at 6:10 PM, Kevin Kenny wrote:

>  As soon as you try to qualify 'legal
> authorities,' you'll reopen many cans of worms. The PRC will almost
> certainly attempt to assert authority over Asia/Taipei, and *will*
> report Asia/Urumqi as an error (the local ethnic minority sets their
> clocks differently from what the government proclaims; the tzdata
> tracks both).  

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