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China Standard Time
The time in China
China
follows a single standard time offset of UTC+08:00 (eight hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time), despite China spanning five geographical time zones. The official national standard time is called Beijing
Beijing
Time (Chinese: 北京时间) domestically [1] and China
China
Standard Time (CST) internationally.[2] Daylight saving time has not been observed since 1991.[3] The special administrative regions (SARs) maintain their own time authorities, with standards called Hong Kong Time
Hong Kong Time
(香港時間) and Macau
Macau
Standard Time (澳門標準時間)
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Time In Taiwan
National Standard Time (Chinese: 國家標準時間; pinyin: Guójiā Biāozhǔn Shíjiān; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Kok-ka Piau-chún Sî-kan, see below) is the official time zone in Taiwan
Taiwan
defined by an UTC offset of +08:00. This standard is also known as Taiwan
Taiwan
Time (臺灣時間), Taipei Time (臺北時間) and historically as Chungyuan Standard Time (中原標準時間) until the early 2000s.[1]Contents1 History 2 Present development 3 IANA time zone database 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit]History of time standard in TaiwanDate Name Character Romanization Time offsetJan. 1, 1896 – Sep. 30, 1937 Western Standard Time 西部標準時 Seibu Hyōjunji UTC+08:00Oct. 1, 1937 – Sep. 20, 1945 Central Standard Time 中央標準時 Chūō Hyōjunji UTC+09:00Sep. 21, 1945 – Oct. 25, 1945 Western Standard Time 西部標準時 Seibu Hyōjunji UTC+08:00Oct
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Xinjiang Time
The Xinjiang Time (Chinese: 新疆时间; pinyin: Xīnjiāng shíjiān), or known as Ürümqi Time (Chinese: 乌鲁木齐时间; pinyin: Wūlǔmùqí Shíjiān), is set due to its geographical location in the westernmost part of China.[1] The time offset is UTC+06:00 which is two hours behind Beijing, and is shared with Kyrgyzstan and most of Kazakhstan. It is one of the two time standards, together with Beijing Time, being used in parallel in Xinjiang, China.[2][3]Contents1 History 2 Usage 3 IANA time zone database 4 See also 5 ReferencesHistory[edit] Xinjiang Time has been abolished and re-established multiple times, especially during the period of the 1970s and 1980s
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Daylight Saving Time
Daylight saving time
Daylight saving time
(abbreviated DST), sometimes referred to as daylight savings time in US, Canadian and Australian speech,[1][2] and known as British Summer Time
British Summer Time
(BST) in the UK and just summer time in some countries, is the practice of advancing clocks during summer months so that evening daylight lasts longer, while sacrificing normal sunrise times. Typically, regions that use daylight saving time adjust clocks forward one hour close to the start of spring and adjust them backward in the autumn to standard time.[3] George Hudson proposed the idea of daylight saving in 1895.[4] The German Empire
German Empire
and Austria-Hungary
Austria-Hungary
organized the first nationwide implementation, starting on April 30, 1916
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Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
(Cantonese: [hœ́ːŋ.kɔ̌ːŋ] ( listen)), officially the Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Special
Special
Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is an autonomous territory on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in East Asia. Along with Macau, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, and several other major cities in Guangdong, the territory forms a core part of the Pearl River Delta
Pearl River Delta
metropolitan region, the most populated area in the world
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Macau
Macao (Chinese: 澳門, Cantonese: [ōu.mǔːn], /məˈkaʊ/ ( listen); Portuguese: Macau), officially the Macao Special
Special
Administrative Region of the People's Republic
Republic
of China, is an autonomous territory of China
China
on the western side of the Pearl River estuary in East Asia. Macau
Macau
is bordered by the city of Zhuhai
Zhuhai
in Mainland China
China
to the north and the Pearl River Delta
Pearl River Delta
to the east and south. Hong Kong
Hong Kong
lies about 64 kilometres (40 mi) to its east across the Delta.[5] With a population of 650,900[3] living in an area of 30.5 km2 (11.8 sq mi), it is the most densely populated region in the world
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United Kingdom
The United Kingdom
United Kingdom
of Great Britain
Great Britain
and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
(UK) or Britain, is a sovereign country in western Europe
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Portugal
Portugal
Portugal
(Portuguese pronunciation: [puɾtuˈɣaɫ]), officially the Portuguese Republic
Republic
(Portuguese: República Portuguesa [ʁɛˈpuβlikɐ puɾtuˈɣezɐ]),[note 1] is a sovereign state located mostly on the Iberian Peninsula
Iberian Peninsula
in southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost country of mainland Europe, bordered to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
and to the north and east by Spain
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Xinjiang
Xinjiang
Xinjiang
Uygur Autonomous Region[6] (Uyghur: شىنجاڭ ئۇيغۇر ئاپتونوم رايونى‎; SASM/GNC: Xinjang Uyĝur Aptonom Rayoni; Chinese: 新疆维吾尔自治区; pinyin: Xīnjiāng Wéiwú’ěr Zìzhìqū) is a provincial-level autonomous region of China
China
in the northwest of the country. It is the largest Chinese administrative division and the eighth largest country subdivision in the world, spanning over 1.6 million km2 (640,000 square miles).[1] Xinjiang
Xinjiang
contains the disputed territory of Aksai Chin, which is administered by China. Xinjiang
Xinjiang
borders the countries of Mongolia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan
Pakistan
and India
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Zanda County
A county is a geographical region of a country used for administrative or other purposes,[1] in certain modern nations. The term is derived from the Old French
Old French
conté or cunté denoting a jurisdiction under the sovereignty of a count (earl) or a viscount.[2] The modern French is comté, and its equivalents in other languages are contea, contado, comtat, condado, Grafschaft, graafschap, Gau, etc. (cf
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Tibet Autonomous Region
The Tibet
Tibet
Autonomous Region (TAR) or Xizang Autonomous Region, called Tibet
Tibet
or Xizang for short (Chinese: 西藏; pinyin: Xīzàng; literally: "Western Tsang"; Mandarin: [ɕí.tsâŋ]; Tibetan: བོད་, Wylie: Bod, ZYPY: Poi, IPA: [pʰø̀ʔ]), is a province-level autonomous region of the People's Republic of China (PRC). It was formally established in 1965 to replace the Tibet
Tibet
Area, an administrative division the PRC inherited from the Republic of China
China
(ROC), about 5 years after the dismissal of the Kashag
Kashag
by the PRC following the 1959 Tibetan uprising, and about 13 years from the Tibet's incorporation into the PRC in 1951. The current borders of the Tibet
Tibet
Autonomous Region were generally established in the eighteenth century[4] and include about half of ethno-cultural Tibet
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Heilongjiang
Heilongjiang
Heilongjiang
(Chinese: 黑龙江; pinyin:  Hēilóngjiāng, Wade-Giles: Heilungkiang) is a province of the People's Republic of China. Located in the northeastern part of the country, Heilongjiang is bordered by Jilin
Jilin
to the south and Inner Mongolia
Inner Mongolia
to the west. It also shares a China–Russia border
China–Russia border
with Russia
Russia
to the north and east. The capital and the largest city of the province is Harbin. Among Chinese provincial-level administrative divisions, Heilongjiang
Heilongjiang
is the sixth-largest by total area and the 15th-most populous. The province takes its name from the Heilong River
Heilong River
(Chinese name of the Amur), which marks the border between the People's Republic of China
China
and Russia
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Pinyin
Hanyu Pinyin
Hanyu Pinyin
Romanization
Romanization
(simplified Chinese: 汉语拼音; traditional Chinese: 漢語拼音), often abbreviated to pinyin, is the official romanization system for Standard Chinese
Standard Chinese
in mainland China
China
and to some extent in Taiwan. It is often used to teach Standard Mandarin Chinese, which is normally written using Chinese characters. The system includes four diacritics denoting tones. Pinyin
Pinyin
without tone marks is used to spell Chinese names and words in languages written with the Latin alphabet, and also in certain computer input methods to enter Chinese characters. The pinyin system was developed in the 1950s by many linguists, including Zhou Youguang,[1] based on earlier form romanizations of Chinese
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Gansu
Gansu
Gansu
(Chinese: 甘肃, Tibetan: ཀན་སུའུ་ Kan su'u[4]) is a province of the People's Republic of China, located in the northwest of the country. It lies between the Tibetan and Loess plateaus, and borders Mongolia, Inner Mongolia, and Ningxia
Ningxia
to the north, Xinjiang
Xinjiang
and Qinghai
Qinghai
to the west, Sichuan
Sichuan
to the south, and Shaanxi
Shaanxi
to the east. The Yellow River passes through the southern part of the province. Gansu
Gansu
has a population of 26 million (as of 2009) and covers an area of 425,800 square kilometres (164,400 sq mi). The capital is Lanzhou, located in the southeast part of the province. The State of Qin
State of Qin
originated in what is now southeastern Gansu, and went on to form the first dynasty of Imperial China
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Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan[b] (Kazakh: Қазақстан, translit. Qazaqstan, IPA: [qɑzɑqˈstɑn] ( listen); Russian: Казахстан, IPA: [kəzɐxˈstan]), officially the Republic
Republic
of Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
(Kazakh: Қазақстан Республикасы, translit. Qazaqstan Respýblıkasy; Russian: Республика Казахстан, tr. Respublika Kazakhstan),[4][13] is the world's largest landlocked country, and the ninth largest in the world, with an area of 2,724,900 square kilometres (1,052,100 sq mi).[4][14] Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
is the dominant nation of Central Asia
Central Asia
economically, generating 60% of the region's GDP, primarily through its oil/gas industry
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Kyrgyzstan
Coordinates: 41°N 75°E / 41°N 75°E / 41; 75Kyrgyz Republic Кыргыз Республикасы (Kyrgyz) Республика Киргизстан (Russian)FlagEmblemAnthem:  Кыргыз Республикасынын Мамлекеттик Гимни Kyrgyz Respublikasının Mamlekettik Gimni National Anthem of the Kyrgyz RepublicLocation of  Kyrgyzstan  (green)Capital and largest city Bishkek 42°52′N 74°36′E / 42.867°N 74.600°E / 42.867; 74.600Official languages[1]Kyrgyz (national and official) Russian (official)Ethnic groups (2016)73.0% Kyrgyz[2] 14.6% Uzbek 6.0% Russian 1.1% Chinese 5.3% othersReligion Islam, Christianity
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