I drive with an International Driver's License in China?
No. you can not, you can't drive
with an International Driver's License in China,
However, China laws say that foreign residents can have
a china driver's licences and that an IDP (International
Driver's Permit) can be converted to a local chinese
driver's licence, with an additional examination.
Getting a driver license in China
might be complicated.
Some people have been asked to take a written test in
chinese, others to get a bilingual test form. Sometimes
you are allowed to bring a translator and sometimes
you can be excused from taking the driving and writting
test, if you have a foreign license, sometimes not.
The particular complications seem to vary from place
to place and over the time.