Beijing auto show set for record attendance

Updated: 2010-05-02 16:50
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BEIJING - Visitors to this year's Beijing auto show are likely to reach a record 800,000, said a statement from the organizing committee on its official website Sunday.

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The event had received more than 700,000 visitors as of May 1, with visitors on Saturday, the start of the three-day Labor Day holiday, reaching 145,900, the statement said.

With a focus on new-energy and green technologies, the event has attracted more than 2,100 car-makers from around the world to demonstrate their technologies and products.

More than 13 million vehicles were sold last year in China, making it the world's largest new car market.

The 2010 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition opened April 23 and concluded Sunday.

The organizing committee comprises representatives of the China Machinery Industry Federation and the China National Machinery Corporation.