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Are you planning a trip to China? Area you about to make an international long distance phone call? To make clear the time difference of difference countries, you’ll have better connection with your countries and China.
Despite China being a vast country geographically spanning five time zones (Kunlun, Sinkiang-Tibet, Kansu-Szechwan, Chungyuan, Changpai), time in China follows a single standard time offset of UTC + 08:00 all year round. The official national standard time is called Beijing Time domestically and China Standard Time internationally. China Standard Time is 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT + 8). China does not operate Daylight-saving Time.
United States uses nine standard time zones from east to west. That means Beijing is 13 hours ahead of than Washington, New York, Boston, Atlanta; 14 hours ahead of Chicago; 16 hours ahead of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle; 18 hours ahead of Hawaii, etc.
Canada uses six primary time zones. Beijing is 13 hours ahead of than Toronto, Ottawa; and 16 hours ahead of Vancouver.
Besides, Beijing is 1 hour behind than Tokyo; 3 hours behind than Sydney; 5 hours ahead of Moscow; 7 hours ahead of Paris; 7 hours ahead of Berlin; 8 hours ahead of London; 14 hours ahead of than Mexico City. For more time difference, you can check the maps shown below.
When Beijing is 12:00 at noon, the standard times in other main cities are as follows:
The time zone number indicates the number of hours by which Zone Time ahead of or behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) or Greenwich Mean Time(GMT).
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[Important] Travel News for Expats: China travel is reopening now! Travel with China Discovery and learn about where to visit & requirements for each destination! Read Details >