The Water Resistance Myth VS Reality article:https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=159142
The geographic size of China seems to warrant multiple timezones, but the truth is that the overwhelming majority -- in one of the most demonstrably different ways than one might find in most other countries, except perhaps Russia -- of Chinese people live in UTC+7 and UTC+8. The one hour difference between UCT+7 and +8 has little impact on how most people live and work. There's little reason to inflict confusion on the predominantly unsophisticated denizens of the "yonder reaches" of the country. It's also arguably simpler for the rest of the world.
I think that many Westerners forget or ignore that China, until recently (past 20 years or so) was a nation comprised largely of peasant farmers and other kinds of peasants. Farmers for one have for millennia not needed to concern themselves with timezones. They rise with the sun, work, and rest when the sun sets. Just as you and I can look at the sky and know the sun will be bright for hours to come or that it'll be too dark for "XYZ" in just another 15 minutes, they can too, and the timezone doesn't matter. Peasant laborers are generally grateful enough not to be peasant farmers that they'll get up and go to work whenever they have to, regardless of what time of day/night it is.
I have only one Chinese friend from Xinjiang. He says that folks there wake and rest with the Sun. They don't worry about time it is in Beijing unless they have some reason to interact with someone in Beijing, and that's a rare occurrence. The handful of government officials who work in Western China are the people whom that most affects -- mainly when they have to contact other officials who are in the East of China -- but even they mostly "do their thing" while the sun shines locally, rather than while it shines in Beijing.
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Unless GPS watches are linked to some sort of database, I doubt they'll be 100% accurate when it comes to telling the time on the other side of the globe. If they are, though, it would be relatively easy to update a database whenever a country switches DST dates or timezones.
Since I do know a lot of Koreans, both in SK and abroad, I'm going to be more nuanced than you about it. It's not hate, but I promise that nobody in Seoul outside of military analysts cares a bit how they do it in Pyongyang. This can't possibly have any effect on South Korea's timezone. Exhibit A: In South Korea right now it's 2014. In North Korea it's Juche 104.
Guys, I really really really do understand that there was a hack and that my password was reset, but I'm about to take a year off from WUS if you can't stop telling me about it every time I log in. With my password. That you reset.
Once again, though, in boldface since a few people either ignored or just couldn't seem to grasp this part: I didn't start this topic because "OMG, North Korea changed their timezone!!!!1!" and/or "what's this going to mean to the rest of the world?!?!"
I brought it up because "Oh, look, another government decided to arbitrarily mess with their timezone(s) and/or DST dates, and THIS is why Casio can't make an inexpensive, 100% accurate "world time watch'" -- which is a question that regularly comes up here twice a year when some OCD member notices that his watch is "wrong." I used the current Korean example because it was current news a week ago, but if I'd used Venezuela or Samoa instead -- since they're two other relatively recent examples -- some other argumentative morons apparently would have accused me of being anti-Samoan or some sort of pro-Chavez socialist for "worrying" about THEIR timezones.
His father Kim Jong-il shot 11 holes-in-one en route to a 38 under par game - on his first try at golf. (Google it)
Truthfully, accomplishments like these, and many more, are too large for one time zone to contain.
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