Current time in China


3:54 a.m.
July 7, 2022

Local time in China

The time in China is 8 hours ahead of UTC and 12 hours ahead of Ashburn. There is no daylightsaving in effect at the moment.

Details for the time in China

Current time
3:54 a.m.
Timezone China Standard Time (CST)
Olson timezone name Asia/Chongqing
Time difference 12 hours ahead of Ashburn
  8 hours ahead of UTC

China Daylight Saving time (DST)

China does not observe daylight savings.


As we all know China is very big. The longitude of China’s most eastern point is 135° 00' E. The Longitude of the most western point is close to 75° 00' E. You will notice that China geographically spans over 4 time zones. However China uses only one time zone, China Standard Time CST. CST is UTC +0800. As a result the sun rises very late in the east of China and early in the west. Of course there are a lots of reasons why this is not very practical. It seems like practicality was not the main objective for the Communist Party of China when they decided to switch from five time zones to one.

Important cities in

has several timezones, the current time in some important cities in is shown below.