[tz] Time Zone City for China

寇含军 hjkou at qq.com
Mon Jul 20 04:01:19 UTC 2015

Dear Sir or Madam,

I have a question that bothered me for many years since I started to use the Linux systems.

When we, Chinese users, are selecting the desired timezone for our Linux boxes, we always feel weird that there has been no "Asia/Beijing". Instead we see "Asia/Shanghai" or "Asia/Chongqing".
This might by how IANA "thinks" what the China timezone convention is, but SERIOUSLY this is not what we, Chinese users, are expecting. We would be very happy to see "Asia/Beijing" among the list.

I googled that this question has been asked in many places to different maintainers or distributors, and finally I figured out that IANA is the ultimate upstream who can fix this issue.

As a matter of fact, if you take a look at the Windows time zone settings dialog, Beijing is in the list, but no Shanghai. Please add ""Asia/Beijing" to the list.

Please take it into consideration and thank you very much!
Best Regards,

Hanjun Kou, an ordinary Chinese Linux user
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