The center of China is 13 hours ahead of Alabama (AL).

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Current time

Alabama (AL)   5:24 PM on Sunday, Mar 29, 2015

China   6:24 AM on Monday, Mar 30, 2015

Countries often span multiple time zones. We are using the Asia/Chongqing time zone. For more accuracy, choose a specific city within China.

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Meeting planner for Alabama (AL) and China

Unfortunately, there aren't any times that overlap between your normal working hours and theirs. The best we can do with the meeting planner is to expand the range to cover from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM your time (Alabama).

To schedule a conference call or plan a meeting at the best time for both parties, you should try between 6:00 PM and 7:00 PM your time in Alabama. That will end up being between 7:00 AM and 8:00 AM in China. The chart on the right shows overlapping times.

Schedule a phone call from Alabama to China

If you live in Alabama and you want to call a friend in China, you can try calling them between 6:00 PM and 10:00 AM your time. This will be between 7AM - 11PM their time, since China is 13 hours ahead of Alabama (AL).

If you're available any time, but you want to reach someone in China at work, you may want to try between 8:00 PM and 4:00 AM your time. This is the best time to reach them from 9AM - 5PM during normal working hours.

UTC-5 hours     UTC+8 hours
Alabama     China
6:00 PM     7:00 AM
6:30 PM     7:30 AM
7:00 PM     8:00 AM

Alabama (AL)

State: Alabama
Country: United States
Category: states
Time zone: US/Central (UTC/GMT -5 hours)


Country: China
Continent: Asia
Category: countries
Time zone: Asia/Chongqing (UTC/GMT +8 hours)

Time difference

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