Can you drive with a Japanese drivers’ license while in China? A Japanese man was recently fined for driving in Hubei with a Japanese drivers’ license rather than a Chinese one.
The Osaka resident was stopped by Chongyang county police on the G56 Hangzhou-Ruili Expressway while driving a white Mazda. He handed police his passport and a document from the Osaka Prefecture Public Safety Commission. He also gave his Japanese drivers’ license. He was fined 500 RMB by police for driving in China without a valid Chinese drivers’ license.
International Driving Permits are not recognized in China. Visitors must apply for a drivers’ license in China if they wish to drive in the country.
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