Asian time zones:

CST – China Standard Time

Current time in Shanghai

Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 3:08:46 AM CST

Shanghai is on CST all of year 2017

Find local time and time zone for a location

We recommend looking up by location name, not time zone name.

Time zone offset: UTC + 8 hours

CST is 8 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)

Time zone abbreviation: CST

Full name is China Standard Time

Email time zone indicator: +0800

An email sent from someone in the CST time zone will have the time zone listed as "+0800" in the headers of the email. (However, "+0800" does not have to be in CST, as other time zones could have the same UTC offset).

For actual dates DST might be observed, look at the examples below

Where and when is CST observed?

CST is used all year

Time zone maps are under development and will be available later

Example location in CST

Other time zones in Asia

Go directly through the links below, or see the Asia time zone list

Time zones in other regions

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