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In China (in the capital of the city Beijing) now Thursday, 22 February 2024, week 08

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China time

Now China Standard Time (CST), offset UTC +08:00,
China Standard Time (CST) standard time zone
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Beijing — capital of the country China

Sunrise and sunset

Sunrise and sunset, today, 22 February 2024
Sunrise time: 07:00
Sunset time: 17:56
Moonrise time: 15:38
Moonset time: 06:07

Summer and winter time

When the clock transition in 2024 in Beijing, China
UTC offset year round
Daylight saving time does not apply
Time zone used — UTC+08:00

Map China

China located on the continent Asia. There are in China 186 city. Beijing — the capital of country China.

Country area 9596960
Population 1330044000
Domain .cn

What time is it in popular cities China

# City Time Timezone
1 Acheng 00:19 12:19 am UTC+08:00 (CST)
2 Aksu 00:19 12:19 am UTC+08:00 (CST)
3 Anda 00:19 12:19 am UTC+08:00 (CST)
4 Andong 00:19 12:19 am UTC+08:00 (CST)
5 Ankang 00:19 12:19 am UTC+08:00 (CST)
6 Anqing 00:19 12:19 am UTC+08:00 (CST)
7 Anshan 00:19 12:19 am UTC+08:00 (CST)
8 Anshun 00:19 12:19 am UTC+08:00 (CST)
9 Anyang 00:19 12:19 am UTC+08:00 (CST)
10 Aoshi 00:19 12:19 am UTC+08:00 (CST)
11 Baise 00:19 12:19 am UTC+08:00 (CST)
12 Baishan 00:19 12:19 am UTC+08:00 (CST)
13 Baoshan 00:19 12:19 am UTC+08:00 (CST)
14 Baotou 00:19 12:19 am UTC+08:00 (CST)
15 Bayan Nur 00:19 12:19 am UTC+08:00 (CST)
16 Beihai 00:19 12:19 am UTC+08:00 (CST)
17 Beijing 00:19 12:19 am UTC+08:00 (CST)
18 Bengbu 00:19 12:19 am UTC+08:00 (CST)
19 Boli 00:19 12:19 am UTC+08:00 (CST)
20 Changchun 00:19 12:19 am UTC+08:00 (CST)
21 Changde 00:19 12:19 am UTC+08:00 (CST)
22 Changsha 00:19 12:19 am UTC+08:00 (CST)
23 Changzhi 00:19 12:19 am UTC+08:00 (CST)
24 Changzhou 00:19 12:19 am UTC+08:00 (CST)
25 Chaoyang 00:19 12:19 am UTC+08:00 (CST)
26 Chengdu 00:19 12:19 am UTC+08:00 (CST)
27 Chifeng 00:19 12:19 am UTC+08:00 (CST)
28 Chizhou 00:19 12:19 am UTC+08:00 (CST)
29 Chongqing 00:19 12:19 am UTC+08:00 (CST)
30 Dahuangpu 00:19 12:19 am UTC+08:00 (CST)
31 Dalian 00:19 12:19 am UTC+08:00 (CST)
32 Datong 00:19 12:19 am UTC+08:00 (CST)
33 Datong 00:19 12:19 am UTC+08:00 (CST)
34 Dazhou 00:19 12:19 am UTC+08:00 (CST)
35 Dazu Xian 00:19 12:19 am UTC+08:00 (CST)
36 Dong’erying 00:19 12:19 am UTC+08:00 (CST)
37 Dongsheng 00:19 12:19 am UTC+08:00 (CST)
38 Dunhua 00:19 12:19 am UTC+08:00 (CST)
39 Enshi 00:19 12:19 am UTC+08:00 (CST)
40 Erenhot 00:19 12:19 am UTC+08:00 (CST)
41 Fengcheng 00:19 12:19 am UTC+08:00 (CST)
42 Fuyang 00:19 12:19 am UTC+08:00 (CST)
43 Fuyuan 00:19 12:19 am UTC+08:00 (CST)
44 Fuzhou 00:19 12:19 am UTC+08:00 (CST)
45 Guangyuan 00:19 12:19 am UTC+08:00 (CST)
46 Guangzhou 00:19 12:19 am UTC+08:00 (CST)
47 Guankou 00:19 12:19 am UTC+08:00 (CST)
48 Guilin 00:19 12:19 am UTC+08:00 (CST)
49 Guiyang 00:19 12:19 am UTC+08:00 (CST)
50 Haikou 00:19 12:19 am UTC+08:00 (CST)
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Current local time in China

China time

The exact time in China corresponds to one time zone, which is China Standard Time (CST), which is at UTC+8.00. This means that China is 8 hours behind Greenwich Time (GMT), and 7 hours behind Central European Time (CET).

Daylight saving time does not apply in China, so the difference between local time and GMT (or other time zones) always remains constant.

There is only one time zone in China that covers the entire country. This means that when it is noon in Beijing (the capital of China), all other major cities in China will also have noon.

China sets its exact time by an atomic clock that is controlled by the National Time Service Center of China. This ensures that the time in China is always accurate and reliable.

However, it should be noted that some regions and localities in remote areas of China may use local time that differs from the CST by several minutes or even hours. This is due to the peculiarities of life and traditions of local residents.

It’s also worth noting that China has a tradition of using the lunar calendar, which is used to determine the dates of national holidays and other traditional events. The lunar calendar has its own peculiarities and the dates may differ from the Gregorian calendar, which is used in most other countries of the world.

China is also known for its public clocks, which are installed in various parts of cities and synchronized with the national time control bureau. Public clocks in China are not just devices for displaying the time, they also have cultural and historical significance and often become landmarks and places where people gather for meetings and important events.

Finally, it is worth noting that China has recently been actively developing its space program and is one of the few countries to successfully send its astronauts into space. China also launched its first satellite navigation system, BeiDou, which has become a competitor for GPS and other navigation systems. All these achievements confirm China’s growing role in the world and its commitment to scientific and technological progress.

An interesting fact about time in China is that until 1991, China did not celebrate the New Year according to the Gregorian calendar, which is used by most countries in the world. Instead, they used the traditional lunar calendar, which is different from the Gregorian calendar. Thus, in China the New Year, or Spring Festival, is celebrated at a different time each year depending on the lunar calendar, not January 1.

As for the time zones in China for the period 2010-2020, they remained unchanged. As I mentioned earlier, China uses only one time zone for the entire country, which can sometimes cause problems, especially for people in western regions who wake up and go to bed at dusk. There have been proposals in the past to divide China into several time zones, but they have not yet been implemented.

About China

China is the largest country in the world by population and is located in East Asia. China borders 14 countries, including Russia to the north, Korea to the east, India to the southwest, and many others. China is an ancient civilization with a rich history of more than 5,000 years. It is known for its landmarks such as the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City, the Terracotta Army, and many others.

In modern history, China has gone through many changes and transformations. In 1949, the Civil War resulted in the establishment of the Communist Party in place of the empire, and China became a socialist republic. In the years that followed, the country went through a series of reforms, including a cultural revolution, which had a significant impact on the country’s society and economy.

In recent decades, China has become one of the leading economic powers in the world. Due to its high productivity, low costs and huge market within the country, China has attracted the attention of many international companies. However, as China’s economic power has grown, so has its influence on world politics, which is not always welcomed by other countries.

China is also known for its cuisine, which is one of the most varied and delicious in the world. The Chinese also invented many important inventions such as silk, the compass, gunpowder and paper.

Nowadays, China continues to develop and play an important role in the world economy and politics. However, the country faces challenges within its economy, such as the demographic crisis and environmental problems, as well as having to deal with many external problems related to the trade war with the United States, tense relations with some neighboring countries, and other global issues such as climate change and the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

China continues to play an important role in the global economy, being the largest exporter of goods and the second largest economy after the U.S. It is also a permanent member of the UN Security Council and plays an important role in international organizations such as the World Trade Organization and the Bank for International Settlements.

Overall, China is a country with a rich history, culture and economy that continues to develop and play an important role in world politics and economy.