Beijing autoshow postponed due to COVID surge in China

BEIJING, March 25 (Reuters) – Organisers of the Beijing autoshow, which was scheduled to be held in late April, have postponed the event due to a recent flare up of COVID-19 cases in China, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Auto China, the event’s organisers, have yet to decide on a new date, the sources said, declining to be identified as the information was not yet public.

Auto China did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The trade show in the world’s largest auto market alternates each year between Beijing and Shanghai.

It traditionally attracts both international and domestic automakers, including Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE), Toyota (7203.T), and Geely (0175.HK), and is often used as a launch pad to announce new products.

Reporting by Norihiko Shirouzu and Brenda Goh; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman