How many time zones are there in China?
Not too many people know the fact that time in China follows a single standard time of UTC+08:00, which is 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time. It is interesting to know the fact that there were five time zones in use during the Republic of China (1912â€“1949). The main idea is that the country was divided into five time zones, namely GMT+5.5, GMT+6, GMT+7, GMT+8 and GMT+8.5. Needless to say, UTC+06:00 is also used unofficially in Xinjiang and Tibet.