[tz] Time Zone City for China

Paul Eggert eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Tue Jul 21 17:07:00 UTC 2015

寇含军 wrote:
> Even the latest Ubuntu systems still only have Shanghai in the "Time and Date Settings".

Yes, and when I click on Ürümqi the Ubuntu Time & Date selector highlights 
eastern Kazazhstan instead of any part of China (!).  Also, Ubuntu's selector is 
still derived from old versions of tzdata that had unnecessary separate entries 
for Chongqing and Harbin and etc.  And I'm sure it has other bugs.

To get those bugs fixed the usual procedure is to file a bug report with the 
maintainers responsible.  If that's something you want to do, I suggest filing a 
bug report against the Ubuntu timezonemap package and the GNOME 
gnome-control-center packages, as neither of these packages should be fooling 
around with Chongqing or Harbin nowadays.  In your bug report please make it 
clear that this is not yet another "Change Asia/Shanghai to Asia/Beijing" bug 
report,  Instead, I suggest saying that there are problems with the user 
interface in China regardless of what tzdata identifier denotes Chinese time. 
To improve the probability of a fix, it'd be helpful if your bug report included 
a patch.

The PHP web page you mentioned merely lists tzdata identifiers including 
backwards links, and if that's the intent I don't see a bug there.

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