Taipei Cycle Show Announces It Will Run As Scheduled Despite Coronavirus Outbreak But Without Chinese Visitors and Exhibitors

Feb 3, 2020
by Sarah Moore  
Taipei Cycle Show 2019

The organizer of the Taipei Cycle Show, TAITRA, has sent a letter to partners, exhibitors, visitors and staff informing everyone that the show will run as planned March 4 to 7, 2020 despite the outbreak of Coronavirus.

bigquotesWe, like the rest of the world, are closely monitoring the developments regarding the outbreak of the New Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) with sadness and are taking the issue very seriously; as we know this is of great concern to you, our partners, exhibitors, visitors and staff.

The Taiwanese government and Taiwan’s Center for Disease Control have already imposed strict precaution measures from airports to local public areas to prevent the epidemic. Thanks to the advanced medical system and contingency plans from public and private sectors, this epidemic is well controlled in Taiwan.
Taipei Cycle Show

Taiwan confirmed its 10th case of the virus over the weekend in a patient who had recently returned from Wuhan. The organizers of the show have put several measures in place to prevent the spread of Coronavirus and to keep the show's attendees safe, including:

• All on-site personnel including outsourced contractors must wear face masks whilst on-site and on duty.
• Hand sanitizer to be available at each entrance and restroom of the exhibition halls, including staff and freight entrances.
• TAITRA will cooperate with the exhibition hall operators to strengthen all possible epidemic prevention measures.
• TAITRA will also ensure that we are working promptly in line with the national guidelines from Taiwan’s Center for Disease Control (https://www.cdc.gov.tw/En).

In addition, Chinese exhibitors and Chinese visitors will not be able to attend the show this year.

bigquotesDue to the outbreak of the New Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in China, we feel very sorry to inform you that all the Chinese exhibitors and Chinese visitors will not be able to come to Taiwan to attend the show.

We are constantly monitoring advices from the relevant authorities and taking all necessary counter measures to ensure the safety and health of our show exhibitors and visitors from other countries and regions.
Taipei Cycle Show

This year’s show will host 1,110 exhibitors from 41 countries and the organizers expect to attract 8,000 visitors from over 100 countries. Pinkbike is monitoring the situation, but currently we expect to have a team in place to report on the latest tech and news from the show March 4 to 7, 2020.

The organizers of the event will update will relevant information on www.taipeicycle.com.tw, social channels and via the “Taiwan Trade Shows” official app.


109 Comments

  • 161 9
 Its ok Pinkbike, it's fine if you stay home and don't risk death just to report on a bunch of whacky e-bike contraptions and catalogue garbage.
  • 128 5
 It's all worth it for the pork dumplings
  • 26 0
 Genio might show the Donut, therefore it is well worth a visit
  • 27 15
 @jamessmurthwaite: Better dumplings can be found here in Poland, and as a bonus - no virus here.
  • 3 0
 @jamessmurthwaite: Totally! Yum Yum!
  • 7 1
 @jamessmurthwaite: Is that Pinkbike for 'hold my beer'?
  • 28 23
 @ctd07 - Corona virus and death... You forgot the MSA WC when Peaty raced with Swine flu. Controlling the outbreak and decreasing chance of more serious mustations is one thing, but mongering fear of worldwide pandemic has more to do with News channels earning money than science... I am currently suffering from our office IT bloke suffering from "common" flu virus. Not much sensation about "common" flu but bugger can actually ground you quite a lot. Then you get sent to a hospital, get not that uncommon pneumonia, septic shock and you check out without a single insta posts with #Corona hashtag
  • 9 5
 @WAKIdesigns: I'm sure you've probably looked it up but so far the flu is 300% more deadly than coronavirus. But as you pointed out the regular ol' flu is boring.
  • 4 4
 @MattyBoyR6: Whatever. It is not the flu that gets you, it is the dehydration. In very recent history the #1 cause of death in the US was diagnosed as "diarrhea" as at the time that was the best available diagnosis.
  • 13 4
 @MattyBoyR6: negative. SARS is around 9%, this crv is at 2.1%, and the flu is ranges from like .13-.5% depending on the country. So the crv is almost 2000% deadlier than the flu.
  • 1 1
 Now PB can get the Donut Frankenstein bike review together instead.
  • 4 0
 @Mntneer: I should have added more details that my flu death rate is based on the US 2019-20 (6.7%) season and the crv is worldwide (2.1%), but if I remember correctly there have only been deaths in China. And that this was data provided Friday 1.31.2020. I'm used to always having to cite my data and policies at work, should have known better to not on the PB forum.
  • 12 0
 @MattyBoyR6: and Manflu is like a billion times more deadly than Coronavirus...
  • 2 7
flag WAKIdesigns (Feb 3, 2020 at 7:41) (Below Threshold)
 @RoadStain: I don’t know what sort of diarrhea kills people in developed world.

@Mntneer - does data take into consideration access to health care? We can say Western countries have no excuse, especially those with NHS. How does it look in China?
  • 8 7
 @fartymarty: I currently have manflu and my wife's body language gives me cues that she may kill me if the disease won't get cured until next weekend...
  • 2 2
 @WAKIdesigns: You are assuming that "modern medicine" was a thing, even 100 years ago. It wasn't. Diagnostics has changed so much that death by "Consumption" is a thing of the past. With current tecnologies we can identify an individual strain of flu that kills a patient. More often than not "flu" is not the only thing going on however.
  • 2 1
 @RoadStain: Where are you getting this from? No, its the secondary infections that get you most of the time. Those secondary infections usually result in pneumonia. With Corona, its the primary virus that is causing most of the acute pneumonia though.
  • 1 0
 @MattyBoyR6: first death outside of China reported today from Philippines. We also should be very suspect of reporting from China, at least until WHO gets on the ground in Wuhan. China just agreed to allow WHO in to assist, more accurate numbers should be available in 2 weeks. So far, this virus is running just like SARS, but there have been big strides in finding cures already with cocktails of HIV treatments which halt the virus from duplicating.
  • 1 1
 @SlodownU:Trying to not get "too technical". My god, I am not a pathologist Capt. Kirk!
  • 4 2
 @WAKIdesigns: LOL, I just noticed the NHS thing...they WILL let you die....LOL...LOL...LOL.......
  • 1 2
 @RoadStain: I have no idea how is that relevant? I am speaking solely, selfishly about scale of the threat that corona virus poses in an average Western country...
  • 6 4
 @RoadStain: ah ok you are just stupid. Please tell me more about NHS... because I enjoy it as much in Sweden as I did in Poland and I don't read from folks asking me to donate money because they broke their spine. Their doctors write letters to the state... it's called "click ok" and it happens. Then accounting solves. Oh God how terrible that I pay 10% higher taxes than you and not worry about much... oh dear... I hope you get even more freedom and stop paying taxes for police and fire dept. you would be so much better off if you paid for private security agency and private fire fighting unit.
  • 4 0
 @RoadStain: Go ahead and get technical man, I used to do that microbiology/virology and science stuff for a living. 99% of everyone out there discussing Corona, SARs, etc. have no clue what they're talking about.
  • 5 0
 @WAKIdesigns: From a pure numbers perspective, this current epidemic isn't really that out of control yet (despite all of the media hype). Once things break the 6-figure number though, things will start to get more real given that everything you hear is typically under-reported. Now, given the population density of China, the potential for it to blow up certainly is there, which is why the Chinese government is cracking down as hard as they are. They're good with the whole martial law thing, the communists have perfected that over many years. If things ever get to the millions (unlikely, but not impossible), then your government won't help you whether you have NHS, or whatever. At that point, strategy shifts more heavily to containment, not treatment, so we will all be equally fooked.
  • 1 1
 @jamessmurthwaite: From personal experience I guarantee you that there is no longer any pig in China. All imported, as we do with the frames ......
  • 5 0
 @deadtime: yes to this! Read a report from a chinese person saying that doctors and hospitals have been refusing to diagnose anyone with flu like symptoms in an effort to keep the official numbers low, when people die they then posthumously diagnose them with pneumonia... all part of the Chinese censorship scheme. The actual death toll is likely far higher than China is reporting.
  • 1 0
 @MattyBoyR6: Corona virus is new BOOST ol' flu
  • 2 4
 @ctd07: We are not that far off here. We only ask the questions that will garner the responses that are desired by whatever side is asking the questions. Ever since the fiasco that was Obama care it has been remarkably worse. More so when all of a sudden people think that their vote has any valid position on the ED or in ID segments of the facilities. The number of folks going from Wound Care to ID is nutty anymore. TB Tent anyone?

The shame is that people in the US and EU nations are ignorant to the #1 cost in healthcare. Litigation and the fact that more patients than not think that a trip to the facility is akin to winning a lottery. Oh,and just because a PT has "X" plan does not at all mean that a given provider accepts that plan. Only getting worse with consierge plans (you know, like the one Dem Congress got for themselves).
  • 3 0
 I think my bike caught the virus, was riding like crap today. Might have been the fist full of "medicinal" gummies that had me riding sideways now that I think about it.
  • 1 1
 @ctd07: You just read some descriptions of the prejudice against the Chinese government. This time the epidemic was unprecedentedly and transparently displayed on television and online media. This also makes it worse, western media have received more materials to create rumors.
  • 1 0
 @RoadStain: Nope. Cardiovascular diseases i by far the no 1. Diarrhea is only a tenth of that.
  • 1 0
 @PigletOrange: The original comment was 'historically" and how modern medicine and diagnostics have come a long way. Most folks with cardiovascular disease earned it. Fact is, the end game for ALL of us is death, that much is undeniable. If it is not thing, it will be that...so, all we can do is enjoy the ride.
  • 3 1
 @RoadStain: we don't really die... we rearrange into other things. I am a proponent of cremation or air funerals where vultures eat my body chopped into pieces. In this way "I" could be spread rather than rot in the ground. In a way I hope place where I am could be hit by a giant asteroid so parts of me could be thrown into outer space.
  • 1 0
 @jamessmurthwaite: Okay - so this year we should see these pork dumpling and other food novelties included in the write up? Capture some of the experience like with xc pit espresso as well as the new/cool/weird merch.
  • 1 0
 @WAKIdesigns: In the big picture...they are already in "outer space".
  • 2 2
 @RoadStain: interstellar space... out of Earth's gravity well. I want to go beyond Kuiper's belt! Send my hand and keyboard in radiation proof capsule.
  • 3 1
 @WAKIdesigns: I assumed your hand and keyboard would be inducted into the Mountain Bike Hall of Flame.
  • 51 0
 Enduro specific antiviral masks for sale inside for sure....
  • 12 15
 A new modded chin piece for Bell Super and Met Parachute... will make friday fails even more amusing.
  • 4 4
 Made and Tested in Wuhan, China
  • 38 0
 New model Airborne pathogen banned from the show
  • 1 0
 Wouldn't be anything to worry about because it would take another 3 years before you saw it again
  • 31 1
 Taiwan and China Kung Flu fighting
  • 17 0
 Wu Han Clan
  • 6 0
 If China can't make Taiwan an SAR, they'll make it a SARS.
  • 3 0
 @nojzilla: ain't nothing to inoculate against
  • 1 0
 @nojzilla: Ain't nuthin to *%$~ wit!
  • 30 3
 this is sick !
  • 11 1
 Funnily enough, Sick bikes probably won't be there...
  • 1 0
 @bikekrieg: They reported the bike is on its way. It has already been paid for. Oh, there could be a slight delay, hold on... Thank you for your confidence, they'll get back to you shortly.
  • 6 0
 So is there a quick test to tell me that if I end up in my hotel with cold sweats, shaking and vomiting, its Corona Virus and not gonna be the fault of too many Hotalas, grilled snake and stinky tofu?
  • 8 3
 The "common flu" is many times more likely to cause illness and death than the Corona Virus.

Please don't buy into the hype and hysteria as it only adds to the misunderstandings and fear.

If you want to worry about something significant, consider antibiotic resistance and our growing inability to treat common bacterial infections: www.cdc.gov/drugresistance/about.html; www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/antibiotic-resistance
  • 3 0
 Username checks out
  • 6 0
 A homeopath will tell you to drink Corona. Or at least, one drop of Corona shaken 4000 times in a litre of water and then place two drops under the tongue.
  • 1 0
 I prefer to place the drops on the back of my hand and then lick them up.
  • 4 0
 Dude, don't spread misinformation. Shaken 4000 times while being aligned from east to west or west to east depending on the lunar phase.
  • 1 0
 I drank 6 of them on the weekend, with a slice of lime, and all I got was dry mouth.
  • 5 0
 I see a collage of colored surgical masks on display, some hi tech, integrated in your helmet even. Cut to the Kylo Ren edition with MIPS.
  • 3 0
 All the usual petty arguing and Wakis cynicism aside, Smile , surprised no one is commenting on what a crazy strategy the trade show came up with. Feel for them, I'm sure they're just trying to salvage a tiny bit of their investment, but man .... "• All on-site personnel including outsourced contractors must wear face masks whilst on-site and on duty." Srzly? i can't imagine being either a vendor nor attendee. Plus, "8,000 visitors from over 100 countries" under one roof, touching everything. ummm hard pass lol
  • 5 0
 A trade show not to be sniffed at
  • 3 0
 f*cking left wing media....at least 500 cases of "OTB virus" happening daily and all we hear about is impeachment and Bloomberg ads.
  • 4 0
 Free hand wipes with every grim donut ordered!
  • 3 0
 That's an improvement, right?

Although I suppose we will miss out on all the fun knock-offs like "Civet" forks.
  • 9 6
 so its ok for taiwain to not have chinese visitors but if america does it, we're racist>?
  • 3 0
 Shoulda pulled the "global pandemic" card!
Tbf, Taiwan and H.K. have genuine concerns of the future of their independent political systems against the dominating will of president Xi and the mainland. But what do I know, I'm a Brit and apparently meddling in Chinese internal affairs
  • 6 2
 Chinese is not a race.....it is a nationality.
  • 2 2
 Everything is racist these days. “OH MY GOD! Did you just say the word “white” when I asked you the colour of milk? That’s soooo racist!”
  • 1 1
 @jaame: why must you trigger me? where is my Safe Space???? I love you, you love me........
  • 3 0
 The sculpture on the main pic, should be the middle finger. “ Up yours, Ya sneaky virus”
  • 3 0
 Who's gonna be there when all the chinese stay at home? Smile
  • 4 1
 That's half the exhibitors gone
  • 7 1
 Yeah, but leaves the half that have original products to display
  • 3 0
 Im drinking Sol until it all blows over
  • 2 3
 Bahahaha! The world is suffering from shock and awe of the free world media than the real contagen itself! There are many more deaths from the the flu and cold virus each year than what the Coronavirus has killed or infected so far. Think about it, if you're healthy and caught any flu viruses, including the Coronavirus, you'd probably survive with mild fever and being ill for a few days. The virus, like the flu or any virus can kill the weak and old - it's part of nature's way to keep the strong stronger. Chill out and have a Corona!
  • 3 1
 Maybe eating koalas and dogs wasn’t such a good idea for the ol karma bank.
  • 2 1
 Surely we could just VR the whole thing.... or move the event to Australia....
  • 4 1
 *sad China noises*
  • 1 3
 In the Western world, you just read some descriptions of the prejudice against the Chinese government. This time the epidemic was unprecedentedly and transparently displayed on television and online media. This also makes it worse. Western media have received more materials to create rumors.
  • 2 0
 Yeah... for the first few weeks of the outbreak the Chinese officials have been flat out lying about the virus, the ways of spreading the virus, the outbreak itself, and have been preventing the scientists from informing people about the danger. Crucial time was lost. How in the world is that being transparent???

www.nytimes.com/2020/02/01/world/asia/china-coronavirus.html
  • 1 2
 @chmurka3rg: I'm tired of fake news from western media, I live here, maybe I clear people's situation better than American spies.
  • 3 1
 @wrcer: kick out Pooh Bear and someone outside China might one day possibly believe something truthful ever came out of the Chinese media.
  • 2 0
 @jaame: See, the Western media described the Chinese government as a system of personal dictatorship, which is ridiculous, although the current system is not fair enough. However, as a British civilian you can change how many prime ministers' decisions. Leaving the EU? Every country is controlled by powerful people, what we can do is live a good life.
  • 2 0
 @wrcer: I have no issue with you or the Chinese people. I wish you a good life.

I have a problem with the Chinese government saying Taiwan is part of China, which it is not. Taiwan is Taiwan, China is China. Two countries, to governments. Taiwan's future is a matter to be decided by the Taiwanese citizens, not by a dictator who was never set foot on the island.

The Western media has this thing called "Freedom of the press" - you may have heard of it. It means anyone can write anything in the news. News does not have to be vetted by the government before publication.

Of course all news is not true, but certainly a free press is better at conveying a balanced version of the truth than a media that is controlled by the government. That is propaganda as much as it is news.

Is it rational to censor a fluffy cartoon animal because a few people think he looks like the president? That is the behaviour of a child, not a world leader. Or was Pooh Bear getting banned made up by the western media?

Of course, we cannot control the actions of our leaders, but we have this thing called "Democracy" - you may have heard of it. Probably all the bad aspects. It means the government is chosen by the people, and if the government does not please the people in 4-5 years, they do not get to continue being in power.
  • 1 0
 @jaame: Your description is enough to show that your understanding of China is one-sided. The new generation of Chinese people learns foreign languages, breaks through Internet blockades, studies abroad, and travels to understand the world. Words from different positions let us gradually see the truth of the world. Most of you understand China through the content of Western media. If you really care about the other side of the world, learning Chinese and Chinese history, you will get reasonable answers to the above questions.
  • 2 0
 @wrcer: I lived for more than ten years in Taiwan. I speak fluent Mandarin. I have had a lot of exposure to pre-communist Chinese culture. I am not just formulating my views based on what I read in the English news.
  • 1 1
 @jaame: That's right, you're in the little black box.
  • 1 0
 @wrcer: Thanks.
  • 1 0
 @wrcer: That's one of the differences right here. Why do you have internet blockades? ... :p
  • 1 0
 @chmurka3rg: Only 9% of the Chinese have a college education experience, and only 50% have a national compulsory education degree. Most of them do not have sufficient social cognition and the ability to distinguish the authenticity of news. However, the mainstream media in the world control in western developed countries. In their hands, and they are good at making rumors and using people in other countries to stage demonstrations and even coups (such as Egypt, France, the Middle East). The essence of Internet development is a tool for the powerful to control people. Every country has the means to control speech. China is closed to international networks, but the country is much more transparent than in the past. The government also knows the power of people's speech.
  • 2 0
 @wrcer: does the government know the power of compromised biological weapons when unleashed on its own population? I think they are finding out, if they didn’t already know.
Certainly the government is good at manipulating numbers, and leaning on international organisations to “encourage” them to “correct their behaviour” and follow “the right path.”

My good buddy has just left China and his apartment full of stuff, because he believes thousands of people have died from the virus and the government has implemented a massive coverup. Normal Chinese are very angry and distrusting of the party.

Is that true do you think? Or do you think people are just making things up to hurt the party? Are you getting paid to post up on this website? What do you think of the coronavirus? What do you think about the Chinese government? How about its motivation? What do you think about safety standards in China?
  • 1 0
 I really enjoy seeing all the fun stuff from this show. What ever you decide will be fine. Thanks PB. Stay healthy.
  • 2 0
 niubi
  • 2 0
 Pass
  • 1 0
 Pink bike will be there showcasing the Grim Dohnut.
  • 1 0
 #Careless but what else would we expect.
  • 1 0
 Sick!
  • 2 3
 The virus crown ... It's all strava's fault
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