How many times have you tried to get hotel reservations in China, tried to go to vacation in China, or rent a car in China, and when you go to call you realize that no one is there because of the time difference?
The exact time in China is based on the time zones for China. We will always try to give you the exact time for China. There might be slight differences, since the time zones for China might change due to daylight savings time (DST).
Time changes in China are usually done to adapt citizen and tourist activity to the solar cycle. This allows for greater usage of daylight, reducing dependency on electricity. That is why the time is sent ahead one hour in the spring for China, and falls back one hour in the fall for China. Adding an extra hour of daylight helps China improve its tourism and depend less on China's electricity supplies.