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China Suspended Many Conferences

According to South China Morning Post, China has cancelled or postponed many conferences due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. At least 177 exhibitions set for February had been called off and another 262 exhibitions scheduled in March, are likely to be cancelled or rescheduled. Some high-profile events are:

  • Annual National People’s Congress
  • Annual Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference
  • Canton Trade Fair, China’s largest and oldest trade expo
  • The Boao Forum for Asia, a Davos-style gathering of regional business and political elites
  • The China Development Forum, a gathering of global business executives organized by the Development Research Center of the State Council
  • Shanghai International Industrial Automation and Robot Exhibition
  • Prolight and Sound Fair in Guangzhou
  • International Equipment Machinery Exhibition in Jinan city
  • 2020 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition

Source: South China Morning Post, February 21, 2020