Monday, July 28, 2014

Fact of the Day: China Zone

While most large countries have multiple time zones, China just has one. Before communists took over and established the People's Republic of China in 1949, China had five time zones. 

22 comments:

Theresa Mahoney said...

5 seems like a lot! I am thankful that my phone switches time zones automatically for me, otherwise I would be really lost on time when traveling.

Mary Kirkland said...

Wow, that's a lot.

sarah said...

That's true, China is a huge country yet it only has one time zone. It's quite an interesting fact :p !

Margaret D said...

Well I didn't know that!

DWei said...

I wonder how many Canada has.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Sounds like it takes the complication away - I wish we had one time zone as well!

Emmylou said...

5 is crazy!!!

Pat Hatt said...

An easy way to be with just 1

DEZMOND said...

it's more practical. I have hellish times everytime I have to calculate the difference between Central Europe and USA.

A Beer for the Shower said...

I already have enough of a time trying to figure out what time a TV show airs when they say things like, "airing 5 central." This seems pretty practical.

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

really? Some of them are very unlucky then!
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noone said...

I fint it hilarious that they only have 1 time zone, I guess some people's mornings start at 3am and some people's night ends with it still being very bright outside :)

Al Penwasser said...

Can you imagine a morning radio talk show....
"Goooooood morning, Beijing!! Time to rise and shine!!"
While in Kashgar...
"What the frik is he talking about???? It's still dark outside!!!"

Christine said...

I learned that this year, interesting.

bj said...

Probably is easier having one time.

stephen Hayes said...

Didn't know the Chinese were as crazy about time zones as are the residents of Arizona.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Another new thing learned today on your blog.

Elisabeth said...

Wow, I didn't know that! Thank you for passing by my blog :)

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E from Helsinki, Finland
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Kay said...

No kidding? I had no idea even though I've been there. I'm just making a quick visit though I still have guests at my house and am still on my blog hiatus.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Interesting! We have 6 time zones here in Canada.

FilipBlog said...

We walk the Great Wall and the step are made for giants.

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Filip

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Adam said...

I agree with this Al, it might be praticial for a small group of people but I'd rather not wake up at 3pm in the afternoon when it's really morning