Since virtually no Chinese people have credit cards, this will probably be impossible for him, won't it?
Let's not paint too broadly here. I thought the same thing and commented so in the past, only to be scolded by my finance friends here. They may be a mere myth outside of the cities, but CC are readily available to most civilized city folk
This guy is taking a trip to the states, and wanting to rent a car, so he likely has some serious kuai to drop. Or more likely his parents do. Thus putting them in the civilized
Regarding the license - I've heard the test here is actually much harder, and more expensive, than the test back home. Luckily for most drivers here (read: wealthy folks) a passing grade can be purchased. Supposedly in SZ you pay for the test, and since its all in Chinese a translator does it for you. But actually gives you a perfect score, ignoring your answers
But yes, what was reported as necessary (a valid
license for starters) is accurate. A passport as well, but he'll undoubtedly have that.