I have a valid Chinese driver's license, however my driver's license from my home country has expired while I have been here. I was wondering if there is any foreigner out there who has successfully gotten an international license using their Chinese driver's license that allows them to drive in other countries (i.e. America, Europe) Renewing my old license isn't really an option and I'd like to potentially rent a car when traveling.
Now I know China is not part of the U.N. international commission on driver's licenses, and I know there are pay services out there on the internet that offer this service. I am curious aside from these two points if anyone has successfully done this before. Gotten an international driver's license using a Chinese driver's license that allowed them to drive and rent a car legally in another country.
Ideally I'd like to do it here in Kunming, or at least in China. I have also seen many people offering the service on taobao, but there are so many choices and the prices vary pretty drastically. I have also read online that one should be careful when enlisting these services as there are many people making fakes out there that end up useless when you try to use them.
I have already read tons of forums on the subject so don't really need any potential ideas or conjecture about how one might get it done, I also know some people say that a Chinese driver's license can be used in certain states etc. I already know about all that stuff. I'd just like to hear from someone who actually successfully got an international DL using their Chinese DL and how and where they did it.