What is China Standard Time?
You need to keep in mind that this time zone is an identifier for a time offset that is 8 hours ahead of the UTC time zone
This time pattern is maintained using highly accurate atomic clocks matched to the Earth's rotation.
In this section, you will learn key facts about this time zone and stay well informed.
The IANA time zone identifier used is Etc/GMT-8.
Please be aware that Daylight Saving Time
(DST) is not used in this time zone.
Without DST clocks do not change in this time zone, keeping the same UTC offset throughout the year.
About This Time Pattern
Abbreviation: China Time, CST, Beijing Time, BJT
Time Offset: UTC+8, UTC+08:00
Beijing Time Zone Map
This time zone is a time offset that adds 8 hours to Coordinated Universal Time
In the map above we highlight the entire region covered by this time zone.
Its main cities and territories are:
In the map above we highlight the entire region covered by the time zone.
This time offset is also observed during standard time and daylight saving time for various geographic regions.
You need to be very careful finding these time zones that may have different names and abbreviations, but have the same UTC offset:
Australian Western Standard Time (AWST)
Brunei Time (BNT)
Choibalsan Standard Time (CHOT)
Clipperton Island Standard Time (CIST)
Hong Kong Time (HKT)
Hovd Summer Time (HOVST)
Irkutsk Time (IRKT)
Malaysia Standard Time (MST)
Malaysia Time (MYT)
Philippine Time (PHT)
Philippine Standard Time (PHST)
Singapore Time (SGT)
Singapore Standard Time (SST)
Ulaanbaatar Standard Time (ULAT)
Central Indonesia Time (WITA)
Western Standard Time (WST)
Hotel Time Zone (H)
This time zone is used in the following country:
In China, this time zone is present in the territories of China Mainland, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan.
The time in China follows a single standard time offset of UTC+08:00, even though China spans almost five geographical time zones.
The official national standard time is called Beijing Time (BJT) domestically and China Standard Time (CST) internationally.
Daylight saving time has not been observed since 1991.