A couple of "know it alls" I met at the Changsha airport recently mentioned that they had been driving in China on an international License.
I asked them how that was and they said the car rental guys fixed it for them.
i informed them that is not allowed and you need to have a Chinese License.
I referred them to our site and also to some websites.
I have checked and double checked with my Son who works for the local Kai Fu Governemnt in Chnagsha and with the local police station in Kai Fu, Changsha and was informed it is illegal for anyone / foreigner to drive in any part of China without a valid Chinese driving liocense.
My message to all TAers is that please check and double check before you go and think you can drive yourself, because you can not unless you hold a Chinese driving License.
Please Taers if i am wrong will you advise me. I am sure the ruling has not changed rtecently. has it?
Do the right thing please.
There are many many professional and experienced drivers with their cars to help you and drive you around mostly stress free and very reasonable prices.