Shanghai auto show cut short due to SARS


SHANGHAI, April 23 (Reuters) - Shanghai's heavily hyped biennial car show is to shut on Thursday, three days ahead of schedule, as officials try to block the spread of SARS in China's financial hub, organisers said on Wednesday. The move coincided with a visit by World Health Organisation experts in Shanghai, a city of 16 million people, where there have been two confirmed and 10 suspected cases of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). "Now is a crucial period in preventing SARS," ...

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