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Time, measures and weights of China

Although China spans 5 time zones Beijing Time is only used as the standard time of the whole country. Beijing Time is 8 hours ahead GMT, 6 hours ahead Cairo Time, 13 hours ahead New York Time and 2 hours behind Melbourne Time. In the western part of China, such as Tibet and Xinjiang Uigur Autonomous Region people will go to work 2 hours later than Beijing.
China widely used traditional measures and weights as well as metric system. The conversion tables are as follows:
Units of Linear Measure

metric system
symbol
traditional Chinese system
British system
kilometre
km
2(li)
0.6214 (mile)
metre
m
3(chi)
3.2808(foot, ft) 1.0936(yard, yd)
centimetre
cm
3(fen)
0.3937(inch, in)

1(nautical mile, nmi)=1.85km=3.704li=1.15mile
Units of Area Measure

metric system
symbol
traditional Chinese system
British system
square kilometre
k㎡
4(li2), 1500(mu)
0.3861(sq mi, mi2) 100(hectare,ha) 247.1(acre)
square metre

9(chi2)
10.7639(square foot, sqft2) 1.1960(square yard, yd2)
hectare, 10000sqre metre
ha
15(mu)
2.74(acre)

Units of cubic measure
1cubic metre=35.3147 cubic foot=1.308cubic yard
Unit of capacity measure
1liter=0.22gallon(British)=1.7598pint=0.264gallon(American)
Units of weight
1metric ton(tonne)=0.9842(long ton UK)=1.1023(short ton, American)
1kg=2.2046(pound)
Conversion of temperature ℉(Fahrenheit)=℃(Centigrade)×1.8+32 ℃(Centigrade)=(℉(Fahrenheit)-32)×0.56

℃(Centigrade) -40 -35 -30 -25 -20 -17.8 -10 -5 0 5 10 15 20c 25 30 35 40 100
℉(Fahrenheit) -40 -31 -22 -13 -4 0 14 23 32 41 50 59 68 77 86 95 104 212
Time, Measures and Weights of China
Money Change, Credit Card and ATM in China
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