Just a quick post on a Chinese time format for outputting the date and time in Chinese. Various programming languages let you construct date and time formats using a standard syntax (strftime, from C).
%Y年%m月%e日 %A %I:%M %p
As long as your system language is Chinese and it correctly interprets the formats using Chinese, you’ll get a Chinese date and time like this:2013年07月18日 星期四 10:27 上午
Normally I’d prefer 24 hour time, but I think I might as well get a couple more hanzi in my day by setting it to 12 hour and adding 上午 / 下午 afterwards. You can of course play around with the above to make any sort of date / time you like. This is a good resource for it.