2020 Beijing Motor Show Canceled Due to Coronavirus

The organizers of the Beijing Motor Show announced the postponement of the exhibition to a later date.

The 2020 Beijing Motor Show will not be able to accept participants on April 21-30 due to the coronavirus epidemic, as it was planned earlier. New exhibition dates will be announced later. This is stated in the official statement of the motor show organizers.

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The first Beijing Motor Show took place in 1990. Since then, it has been held every two years, alternating with the Shanghai one. The key role of the Chinese market in the global economy has made local exhibitions very attractive for world-class car manufacturers. Most of the premieres of this show are aimed at the local consumer. In 2018, more than 1,000 cars were displayed in the expo halls with a total area of 220,000 sq. m. About 105 of them were new models.

Earlier, Honda’s, Toyota’s, General Motors’ and Groupe PSA’s factories in China and Hyundai’s plant in South Korea stopped working due to the COVID-19. Besides, Credit Suisse Group AG was canceled and the Formula One stage, which was scheduled to take place on April 17-19 in Shanghai, was postponed indefinitely. In addition, the Chinese government may postpone the spring session of the National People's Congress for the first time in several decades.

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