UTC+08:00 in June 2011: yellow (observed all year round in all locations), light blue (sea areas)
UTC+08:00 is an identifier for a time offset from UTC of +08:00. In ISO 8601 the associated time would be written as 2019-02-07T23:28:34+08:00.
With an estimated population of 1.708 billion living within the time zonetime zone in the world, as well as a possible candidate for ASEAN Common Time.
, roughly 24% of the world population, it is the most populous
This time zone is used in all Chinese-speaking countries, giving international Chinese websites and TV channels the same time.
The southern half of Vietnam (Republic of Vietnam) was formerly part of this time zone prior to the national reunification on 30 April 1975, making it 1 hour ahead of North Vietnam. After 1975, the whole country came under the North Vietnamese time zone, UTC+07:00.
As standard time (all year round)
Principal cities: Shanghai, Beijing, Taipei, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Perth, Manila, Makassar, Irkutsk
Discrepancies between official UTC+08:00 and geographical UTC+08:00
This section is only partly updated for longitudes using other time zones. This concerns areas within 112°30′ E to 127°30′ E longitude.
Areas located outside UTC+08:00 longitudes using UTC+08:00 time
Areas between 127°30′ E and 142°30′ E ("physical" UTC+09:00)
Areas between 97°30′ E and 112°30′ E ("physical" UTC+07:00)
From south to north:
- Many parts of central China including:
- Most of central Mongolia including the capital Ulaanbaatar.
- In Russia, most of:
Areas between 82°30′ E and 97°30′ E ("physical" UTC+06:00)
- Parts of China
- Western Mongolia.
Areas between 67°30′ E and 82°30′ E ("physical" UTC+05:00)
- Parts of western China including western Xinjiang province (although most locals observe UTC+06:00 even if it is officially UTC+08:00).