I think the 12 month period is according to the start date of your license. so if your driving license was first issued on May 1st your 12 month period is May 1st until April 30th the following year. at least, that's how the traffic police in Kunming explained it to me last year.
There used to be people standing near the traffic police stations (the place that issue the fine/tickets) that would sell you their points but they weren't there the last time I went.
By the way, for anyone in a similar situation, China Post handle most Royal Mail parcels once they arrive in China. Couriers often hand over packages to EMS or even SF Express once they arrive on the Chinese mainland.
use this website to hopefully get the details of the delivery person or company: www.trackingmore.com/royal-mail-tracking.html
Follow the instructions on screen to get your tracking reference number format. If you get the 'not found' message then leave the page on for 30 seconds or so and more information should appear. If your package didn't have a local contact phone number printed on the outside it might prove difficult to find (or so I was told by China Post). Good luck!
@Michael - how about better education along with stricter enforcement of existing laws and rules.
I once knew a Chinese father of three who one day realised that he had somehow collected fifty points on his license! "no problem" he said and just called some local police chief to invite him out for dinner.
a lovely place to stay with great views of Yulong xueshan (JadeDragon snow mountain) from the roof! Beautifully decorated and hosts that make you feel like family. A million miles better than most other places locally. I can't recommend this place enough.
thanks for all the good food and drinks over the past couple of years. i honestly didn't go there after some prices were almost doubled (such as the Coffee shake)but i will miss the place.
best of luck with whatever comes next!
i thought i'd give this place another try as my usual place was closed today. even though there is now more choice, i was not impressed by the menu. they do have an apparently good range of coffees for up to 80 kuai but even a basic latte is Y26 now. the drinks were OK but nothing special and certainly not worth the money. the place looked somehow cleaner too and was certainly busier! why have so many of the cafes in this area decided that it's fine to raise their prices by so much (in some cases almost double)? i doubt i'll be going back. the 2 stars are because it was just OK and they've obviously made some effort.
Kunming's best Mexican restaurant and a great place to entertain too. In fact, I can't think of many other places that could even compete with this level of class and quality! Prices are reasonable bearing in mind the price of ingredients and what you're getting. It is well decorated inside even if it's not 'authentic' Mexican enough for some. The outside patio is great for a few relaxing beers with friends (something i have tried and can thoroughly recommend). I've lost count of the times I've been to Cacao and I've never been disappointed. One star off because I would prefer a bit more spice!
not a bad selection of stuff and some of the staff obviously know their way around a bike. however, the 'special' prices for foreigners and the fact that some of the staff will use a big hammer to fix anything keeps me from going back. you could do better.