Offset: CST is 8 hours ahead Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and is used in Asia
Countries: It is used in following countries: China, Macau, Taiwan
Principal Cities: The largest city in the CST timezone is Shanghai from China with population about 14.609 million people. Other major cities in the area are Zhumadian, Taipei, Beijing, Nanchong
Daylight Saving: China Standard Time (CST) is not adjusted for daylight saving therefore CST remains the same through out the year. This means, unlike some time zones where the clock is set forward by one hour every summer and backward by one hour during winter to adjust for daylight saving, China Standard Time remains the same
Linkuang, China representations, usage and related time zones
W3C/ISO-8601: International standard covering representation and exchange of dates and time-related data
+08 - basic short
+0800 - basic
+08:00 - extended
Email/RFC-2822: Internet Message Format Date Standard, typically used for timestamps in email headers
+0800 - sign character (+) followed by a four digit time providing hours (08) and minutes (00) of the offset. Indicates eight hour and zero minutes time differences to the east of the zero meridian.
Military/NATO: Used by the U.S. military, Chinese military and others
Hotel - Military abbreviation for CST
H - short form of 'Hotel'
IANA/Olson: Reflects CST time zone boundaries defined by political bodies, primarily intended for use with computer programs and operating systems
CST Abbreviation: Several time zones share CST abbreviation and it could refer to these time zones