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Time Difference

Time in all of China is officially set to Beijing time, which is eight hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+8). However, since China takes up a large piece of longitude, people in the western regions of Xinjiang and Tibet adjust their schedules a couple hours earlier according to the sun.

Unlike western countries, China does not follow the daylight saving time.

The following are some examples of time differences with other major cities in the world. Noon in Beijing means it's:

CityTimeCityTimeCityTime
Baghdad06:00Helsinki06:00Pyongyang13:00
Bangkok11:00Ho Chi Minh City11:00Rangoon10:00
Berlin05:30Honolulu18:00Rio de Janeiro01:00
Berne05:00Irkutsk12:00Rome05:30
Bombay09:30Jakarta11:30Rwanda05:00
Brussels04:00Karachi09:00San Francisco20:00
Bucharest06:00Khartoum06:00Santiago24:00
Budapest05:00Kuala Lumpur11:30Seoul13:00
Buenos Aires01:00Leningrad07:00Singapore11:30
Cairo06:00Lisbon04:00Sofia06:00
Calcutta09:00London04:00Stockholm05:00
Cape Town06:00Manila12:00Surabaya11:30
Casablanca04:00Melbourne14:00Sydney14:00
Colombo09:30Mexico City21:00Teheran06:00
Conakry04:00Montreal23:00Tirana05:00
Copenhagen05:00Moscow07:00Tokyo13:00
Damascus06:00New Delhi09:30Tunisia05:00
Geneva05:00New York23:00Vancouver20:00
Guatemala City22:00Osaka13:00Vienna05:00
Haiphong11:00Panama City23:00Warsaw05:00
Hanoi11:00Paris04:00Washington23:00
Havana23:00Prague05:00Wellington16:00