Bug#519032: Missing zoneinfo/Asia/Beijing in tzdata
On Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 11:15:28AM +1100, Dancefire wrote:
> So, how to make upstream make the modification? Using Asia/Shanghai or
> Asia/Chongqing as representative of Beijing Time (also called Chinese
> Standard Time - CST) is definitly not correct. see also "Time in
> China" at wikipedia :
The upstream mailing list is described here:
Note that upstream's naming conventions are not designed to correspond to
political conventions, but rather major cities in the appropriate time zone.
Note that Asia/Shanghai and Asia/Chongqing are different timezones prior to
> If we are not allowed to change the representative, then, at least,
> Asia/Beijing should be added to the list, since it is official
> standard, rather than any optional city. Central line, 120E, of GMT+8
> time zone cross through Asia/Beijing, this is why China Standard Time
> also called Beijing Time. So, it quite wired to choose Shanghai or
> Chongqing as Beijing Time to local people in China.
> At least add Asia/Beijing and link it to whatever strange city
> representative of GMT+8 in upstream.
If we come up with a new UI I'm sure we can include Beijing and Guangzhou
and wherever else as well.