Thursday, August 13, 2009 | By: Rudi Butt

Adoption of Temps Universel Coordonne (UTC)

January 1, 1972, Hong Kong adopted UTC as official time standard. Coordinated Universal Time (UTC, French: Temps Universel Coordonne) is a time standard based on International Atomic Time (TAI) with leap seconds added at irregular intervals to compensate for the Earth's slowing rotatio.

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