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15 July 2015

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[Life] What are standard business or office hours?

In China, standard working hours are usually 8 am to 5 pm or 9 am to 6 pm. Major shopping malls open from 8:30 am or 9 am and close around 9 pm in winter and 10 pm in summer. Because traffic is especially congested during rush hour, tourists are advised to avoid peak-hour traffic at 7-9 am and 5-7 pm Many educational, some working offices and small businesses may close during the lunch hour which extends from approximately 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.