Story about a car with Russian numbers in China: the borders for land travel by car between Russia and China are closed to ordinary drivers

For about half a year in the city of Sanya on the island of Hainan, China, residents have been observing a Lexus car with Russian license plates indicating that this car is registered in the Irkutsk region in Russia (see photo below).


It was only recently that it was possible to establish that a Chinese citizen who calls himself by the Russian name Kostya is driving this car. According to available information, the driver of this car lives in the Irkutsk region in Russia, he came to China at the time of the beginning of the epidemic and could not go back later.


Now ordinary drivers of ordinary cars do not have the opportunity to cross the land border between Russia and China, it is closed for such trips, so the hope of many foreigners for a land route to China is still unattainable.


The case with this car is a unique case for the province of Hainan and one of the cases for the Chinese provinces bordering Russia, whose residents own a cars, that  registered in Russia: