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Q: Getting a Chinese diriving license

As I have a long term goal to be in China for a considerable amount of time, my first step when moving here was to obtain the right to drive a car. 

 

Obtaining a Chinese driving permit is extremely easy given that you already hold a driving license in your home country. Saying this, all it had taken me was a one hour theory test that I completed in 35 minutes. Once you complete this, you are now ready to drive. 

 

Online mock tests can be taken via http://www.chinesedrivingtest.com/

 

If you would like any more information, please do not hesitate to ask. 

 

 

5 years 25 weeks ago in  Transport & Travel - China

 
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chinese standards of driving are an insult to the world's population..Seriously, it says it all that the chinese refuse to accept international standards as their own and require foreigners to take "their" test...Absolute garbage. The chinese traffic system is a dangerous and unmitigated mess that no foreigner should be "required" to conform to...International licenses should be respected and regarded superior to their own on all counts. Where safety is considered, the chinese can shove it if they think a licensed foreigner driver should pay to regard their "standards" as necessary to drive in china. Like I said it is an insult to experienced driving. Comparable to drive-by usage of firearms. No foreigner should even consider making this concession or the sake of safety and the standards of civil use of an automotive vehicle. It's a pity to see expats get caught up in this concessions game.

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Just preparing to take one myself, though I can't say I find it easy so far, I downloaded the necessary info I need to learn and it's huge. I'm getting fed up with reading about the public security organ. Multiple choice mostly, plus the right/wrong ones, right? Lots of it in pretty shaky English? Are you telling me you didn't learn all this stuff first? I've just started, I reckon I need a few months.

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Wank wank money in the bank.

I'm always one of the last to jump on someone for posting wumao but it looks like I'm not the last this time.

Your first priority is to get a drivers license?  Mine wasn't that. 

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Martian, 

 

I did a practice test every night for 2 weeks and learned enough needed to pass the test. What you in the mock test online is exactly how it appears on the day, same pictures and same wording etc. 

 

Your right though, alot of it has dodgy English nonetheless once you have seen all the questions and understand what they are asking, its easy enough. 

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chinese standards of driving are an insult to the world's population..Seriously, it says it all that the chinese refuse to accept international standards as their own and require foreigners to take "their" test...Absolute garbage. The chinese traffic system is a dangerous and unmitigated mess that no foreigner should be "required" to conform to...International licenses should be respected and regarded superior to their own on all counts. Where safety is considered, the chinese can shove it if they think a licensed foreigner driver should pay to regard their "standards" as necessary to drive in china. Like I said it is an insult to experienced driving. Comparable to drive-by usage of firearms. No foreigner should even consider making this concession or the sake of safety and the standards of civil use of an automotive vehicle. It's a pity to see expats get caught up in this concessions game.

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chinese standards of driving are an insult to the world's population..Seriously, it says it all that the chinese refuse to accept international standards as their own and require foreigners to take "their" test...Absolute garbage. The chinese traffic system is a dangerous and unmitigated mess that no foreigner should be "required" to conform to...International licenses should be respected and regarded superior to their own on all counts. Where safety is considered, the chinese can shove it if they think a licensed foreigner driver should pay to regard their "standards" as necessary to drive in china. Like I said it is an insult to experienced driving. Comparable to drive-by usage of firearms. No foreigner should even consider making this concession or the sake of safety and the standards of civil use of an automotive vehicle. It's a pity to see expats get caught up in this concessions game.

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chinese standards of driving are an insult to the world's population of licensed drivers ..Seriously, it says it all that the chinese refuse to accept international standards as their own and require foreigners to take "their" test...Absolute garbage. The chinese traffic system is a dangerous and unmitigated mess that no foreigner should be "required" to conform to...International licenses should be respected and regarded superior to their own on all counts. Where safety is considered, the chinese can shove it if they think a licensed foreigner driver should pay( and that is all that this requirement enforces) to regard their "standards" as necessary to drive in china. Like I said it is an insult to experienced driving. Comparable to drive-by usage of firearms. No foreigner should even consider making this concession for the sake of international safety standards of the civil use of an automotive vehicle. It's a pity to see expats get caught up in this concessions game.

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We just bought a car. I was reviewing the rules of the road. For those of you who didn't use a driver's license from your home country, did you have a probationary period where you couldn't drive on highways for a period of 12 months? It seems in China, all new drivers have this prohibition. I've been driving more than 30 years and I'll be damned if I go on probation again.

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Unfortunately, if you have not.used a license.from your home country there is the probational period for a year. Your permit will state this in chinese.

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