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CST – China Standard Time (Standard Time)

Time zone map of CST
Currently observing CST.
Areas with same time currently (UTC +8:00).
Currently observing CST – China Standard Time.
Currently has same time zone offset as CST (UTC +8:00) but different time zone name.

China Standard Time (CST) is 8 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). This time zone is a standard time zone and is used in: Asia.

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Email time zone indicator: +0800

An email sent from someone in the China Standard Time (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 China Standard Time, as other time zones could have the same UTC offset).

Where and when is CST observed?

Asia

Asian countries/territories using CST all year

  • China
  • Macau
  • Taiwan

CST time now

9:49:09PM

Sunday, December 28, 2014

  • UTC Offset: UTC +8:00
  • 13 hours ahead of New York

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Other time zones named CST

CST – Central Standard Time
CST – Cuba Standard Time

Example cities

Taiwan – Taipei (All Year)


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