BEIJING -- The Beijing International Automobile Exhibition will not be held this year due to the COVID-19 situation in the country, the organizer of China's most important auto fair said in a notice on Thursday.
The organizers had previously postponed the auto show, which was originally scheduled to be held in late April, due to a flare up of COVID cases in China.
The trade show in the world's largest auto market alternates each year between Beijing and Shanghai, and traditionally attracts both international and domestic automakers, including Volkswagen Group, General Motors, Toyota and Geely.
It is often used to launch new models, though some new electric vehicle brands such as Nio have turned to separate events, mostly online, for key vehicle launches.
The Beijing auto show was also postponed in 2020, when it was shifted from April to September due to the coronavirus outbreak.