Recently, one of our international
students was sued in Wuhan Intermediate People’s Court for drunk driving
without license, and the lawsuit is still under trial. According to the media,
the student is suspected of being involved in committing dangerous driving
crime and the court suggests the defendant to be detained for two months and a
In response to this lawsuit, International
Student Office is now reminding all international students to strictly abide by
the Law of the People’s Republic of China during your study in China.
Driver License (IDL) is not valid in China. The IDL is only valid in countries
that have signed the 1949
Convention on Road Traffic to recognize
properly licensed motorists and allow them to drive in different countries.
However, China is not one of the participating countries. So for international
drivers, you need to obtain an official Chinese driving license from the
Vehicle Administration Department in your local Public Security Bureau.
driving is strictly forbidden in China. Drunk driving is a critical crime
against the Law of the People's Republic of China
on Road Traffic Safety and drunk drivers will be severely punished according to Chinese Law and
International Student Office