Thank you Chris,
I can see how inconvient the one country two system is for HK after hangover back to China. I can't drive my car back to HK too, unfortunally. : (
I have both HK SAR and British passport, therefore I believe I have no problem in entering Japan without a visa, for HK international drivers permit, I've got one too, so I think I'm legal to drive in Japan with only a short period of 2 months time.
Now, I've got a plan is that, forget about the 1949 convention matters, I import the car to japan legally, without a carnet, I'll pay the tax or security to customs for clearance, get a translation notary for my car registration documents into english or japanese and start going on to the road. Still I think I'll perfer getting an insurance, do u know wether getting a short term insurance will be difficult ? I'm very much concern of not be able to get an insurance, that's the real no hope :'( I remember reading another post said there's a guy successfully got an insurance in tokyo, of course he had a carnet. Me and my car will be arriving at the Osaka ferry port from Shanghai. If you know some close car dealers can u give me their contact ?
For cars entering China, there are ways of doing it, last year, I went to "manzhouli" the China/Russia boarder, Russian cars are free to enter, no extra number plates are necessary. Of course if they wanna to get further in, they need to obtian a temporatory entrance number plate which I know open for application for 3 cars and up at the same time from the local traffic police department. Inspection of vehicle is necessary, but it's not stright at all.
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