Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Quick Fact - Time Zones in China

Did you know that there is only 1 time zone for all of China, called Beijing Time, even though China is roughly as large as the U.S.? In Western China it doesn't get dark until 11:30PM in the summer! Hard to imagine, eh?

Between Spring and Fall (during the summer), China is 12 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time. China does not observe Daylight Savings Time, so between Fall and Spring (during the winter), China is 13 hours ahead of EST.

If you need help calculating time differences, there is a wonderful website at They have time zone converters, world clocks, and many other useful tools.

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