Ceasu’ pe la chinezi

China is a vast country encompassing a geographic expanse of the equivalent of five time zones, yet it maintains only one time zone. This single time zone is China Standard Time, or Beijing Time, which is Greenwich Mean Time, plus 8 hours (GMT+8). It is also referred to as Coordinated Universal Time, plus 8 hours (UTC+8). UTC is the same as GMT, except it allows for the occasional leap second to satisfy the slight slowing of the earth’s rotation.

Before the 1949 Chinese Civil War and the establishment of the Communist People’s Republic of China (PRC), China was divided into five time zones. From east to west, they were Changpai Time Zone, Chungyuan Standard Time Zone, Kansu-Szechuan Time Zone, Sinkiang-Tibet Time Zone, and Kunlun Time Zone, ranging from GMT + 8.5 to 5.5 respectively.

In 1000 AD, Kublai Khan established his Mongol empire’s capital in Peking (modern day Beijing). Since that time, Beijing has continued to be the cultural, commercial, political and progressive center for all Chinese standards. Time was relevant to the activity of Beijing and consequently, one Chinese time zone was established.

China spanned five time zones until 1949, when the entire country was synchronized to the same hour. So when dawn breaks in Beijing at 6:43 am, it’s also 6:43 am more than 2,000 miles west in Kashi, where the sun won’t rise for another two hours and 45 minutes.

Interesant?! Eu asa zic… 🙂

Sursa: http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/magazine/16-11/st_3smartthings?referer=sphere_related_content

http://www.wisegeek.com/why-does-china-have-only-one-time-zone.htm

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Dezamagire

Vineri seara.. dupa terminarea ceremoniei de la Beijing.  Ascultam pe Radio Romania Actualitati ( eram in deplasare prin capitala ) emisiune: Romanticii cu Liviu Zamora. Pina aici nimic deosebit!

Dar dezamagirea a aparut cind am auzit, dupa ce s-a terminat difuzarea melodiei lui T’Pau – China in your hand, ca e vorba de o melodie despre China! Si ca sa fie treaba ca lumea… 9 millions bicycles in Beijing a lui Katie Melua… este cu Beijingul!   Pacat…

 

 

It was a theme she had
On a scheme he had
Told in a foreign land

To take life on earth
To the second birth
And the man was in command

It was a flight on the wings
Of a young girls dreams
That flew too far away

Don’t push too far
Your dreams are china in your hand
Don’t wish too hard
Because they may come true
And you can’t help them
You don’t know what you might
Have set upon yourself

China in your hand

Come from greed
Never born of the seed
Took life from a barren land
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Oh eyes wide
Like a child in the form of man
A prophecy for a fantasy
The curse of a vivid mind

Don’t push too far
Your dreams are china in your hand
Don’t wish too hard
Because they may come true
And you can’t help them
You don’t know what you might
Have set upon yourself

China in your hand
In your hand, your hand

Don’t push too far
Your dreams are china in your hand
Don’t wish too hard
Because they may come true
And you can’t help them
You don’t know what you might
Have set upon yourself
You shouldn’t push too hard, no no
Don’t push too far
Your dreams are china in your hand
Don’t wish too hard
Because they may come true
And you can’t help them
You don’t know what you might
Have set upon yourself

 

 

There are nine million bicycles in Beijing
That’s a fact,
It’s a thing we can’t deny
Like the fact that I will love you till I die.

We are twelve billion light years from the edge,
That’s a guess,
No-one can ever say it’s true
But I know that I will always be with you.

I’m warmed by the fire of your love everyday
So don’t call me a liar,
Just believe everything that I say

There are six BILLION people in the world
More or less
and it makes me feel quite small
But you’re the one I love the most of all

[INTERLUDE]
We’re high on the wire
With the world in our sight
And I’ll never tire,
Of the love that you give me every night

There are nine million bicycles in Beijing
That’s a Fact,
it’s a thing we can’t deny
Like the fact that I will love you till I die

And there are nine million bicycles in Beijing
And you know that I will love you till I die!