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World map with the time zone highlighted
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With an estimated population of 1.708 billion living within the time zone, roughly 24% of the world population, it is the most populous time zone in the world, as well as a possible candidate for ASEAN Common Time.
This time zone is used in all Chinese-speaking regions, 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.
Principal cities: Shanghai, Antipolo, Taguig, Makati, Ligao, Pasig, Pasay, Navotas, Paranaque, Muntinlupa, Marikina, Mandaluyong, Malabon, Malolos, Iriga, Quezon City, Malaybalay, Tuguegarao, Ilagan, Tagum, Maasin, Tandag, Tarlac City, Trece Martires, Tacloban, Masbate City, Oroquieta, Vigan, Malolos, Marawi, San Jose del Monte, Gapan, Cabadbaran, Meycauayan, Imus, Kidapawan, Palayan, Catbalogan, Digos, Butuan, Mabalacat, Cabanatuan, Borongan, Balikpapan, Samarinda, Sabah, Caloocan, Las Pinas, Penang, Lamitan, Seberang Perai, Kuching, Kaohsiung, Kupang, Ormoc, Iskandar Puteri, Palu, Shah Alam, Manado, Kendari, Kota Kinabalu, Alor Setar, Alor Gajah, Petaling Jaya, Ipoh, Tarakan, Putrajaya, Tanjung Selor, Cavite City, Banjarmasin, Cebu City, Dipolog, Batangas City, Puerto Galera, Beijing, Davao City, Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro, Iligan, Subang Jaya, Calapan, Laoag, Sorsogon City, Iloilo City, Dumaguete, Puerto Princesa, Broga, Tagbilaran, Taipei, Gemas, Surigao City, Hong Kong, Sibu, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Terengganu, Kota Bharu, Nasipit, Odiongan, Sibulan, Tabaco, Singapore, Manila, Malacca City, Makassar, Navotas, Denpasar, Olongapo, Seremban, Pagadian, Kalibo, Perth, Johor Bahru, Zamboanga City, Irkutsk
This section is only partly updated for longitudes using other time zones. This concerns areas within 112°30′ E to 127°30′ E longitude.
From south to north: