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Time Zone & Working Time
The land area of China is 60-degree longitude from west to east. According to the demarcation of the world time zoning standard, the land area of China lies between the eastern fifth to ninth time zones. Currently, all the places in China have adopted the eastern eighth time zone for the sake of convenience. It is the so-called “Beijing Time”.
China implements the five-day working system, no work on Saturday and Sunday.
The working hours of government organizations: from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm with two hour of rest at noon. It is various due to the seasons and the organizations.
In Beijing most workers do not receive the generous holiday/vacation leave allowances as people do in the west, although this is offset by the greater number of public holidays Chinese enjoy. Many public holidays are based around festivals. Clearly, Beijing people want to make the most of these holidays by taking a break or visiting relatives at home in a different province, especially the most important traditional Spring Festival. They are very often periods of significant increase in domestic tourism and travel. During some of the public holidays (May 1st and October 1st), you might find hotels and resorts fully booked and it might not be possible to get transportation to the places you want to visit. However, the festivals that often take place during public holidays are great times to see aspects of Chinese people and to feel more involved than you usually might.
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