8 hours behind?

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London is 1pm now and Hong Kong is 9pm now. Is it correct to say "London is 8 hours behind Hong Kong"?
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London is 1pm now and Hong Kong is 9pm now. Is it correct to say "London is 8 hours behind Hong Kong"?
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:up: From our point-of-view it's more common to say 'HK is 8 hrs ahead of London', but either is correct.

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