Organisers of the Beijing car show, 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.
Organisers of the event, Auto China, 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 2022 show was scheduled to take place from April 21 to April 30 in the new China International Exhibition Center in Beijing. The estimated total exhibition area is 230,000 square metres.
However, China is fighting its biggest wave of locally transmitted Covid-19 cases since it contained the initial outbreak centred on Wuhan in 2020 and multiple provinces have rolled out movement controls.
The car show was also postponed in 2020 to September of that year from April due to the coronavirus.
The 2020 Beijing Auto Show was the only major motor exhibition held in the world during 2020.
- Reuters, with additional editing by George Russell