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A girl reacts in front of a big screen showing a tourism promotion video in the tourism services exhibition area of the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 5, 2020. (Xinhua/Cai Yang)

BEIJING, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) --The China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS), the first major international economic and trade event held both online and offline by China since the COVID-19 outbreak, closed on Wednesday.

The fair highlighted new forms and models of business such as digital trade, 5G communications, industrial internet, smart office and blockchain innovation, said Xian Guoyi, an official with the Ministry of Commerce.

Provincial regions, central enterprises and financial enterprises formed trading groups and signed 240 agreements during the event, Xian said.

The CIFTIS, themed "Global Services, Shared Prosperity," opened on Sept. 4. The six-day event included the Global Trade in Services Summit, four summit forums, and more than 100 other industry seminars and forums.

A visitor takes a selfie in the exhibition area of the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 9, 2020. (Xinhua/Pan Siwei)

People visit the comprehensive exhibition area of the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 5, 2020. (Xinhua/Cai Yang)

Photo taken on Sept. 4, 2020 shows a view of the main venue and exhibition areas of the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) in Beijing, capital of China. (Photo by Han Pengjian/Xinhua)

Visitors look at a digital image on the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal at the comprehensive exhibition area of the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 6, 2020. (Xinhua/Ju Huanzong)

Photo taken on Sept. 3, 2020 shows the temporary outdoor venue of the China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) in Beijing, capital of China. (Xinhua/Zheng Yue)

An AI robot specialized in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) provides health check service at the service robots exhibition area of the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 7, 2020. (Xinhua/Cai Yang)

A boy tries curling at the World Winter Sports Exhibition Hall of the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 5, 2020. (Xinhua/Li Ming)

People watch a smart logistics robot in the comprehensive exhibition area of the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 6, 2020. (Xinhua/Ju Huanzong)

An exhibitor demonstrates diabolo during the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 8, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhang Xiaoyu)

Actresses show handicrafts in the comprehensive exhibition area of the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 5, 2020. (Xinhua/Lu Peng)

Photo taken on Sept. 4, 2020 shows the view along the central axis of Beijing, capital of China. (Xinhua/Ju Huanzong)

A woman interacts with a service robot (R) during the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 6, 2020. (Xinhua/Ren Chao)

Attendees participate in the 2020 China E-Commerce Convention during the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 5, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhang Yuwei)

People visit the 5G communication services exhibition area during the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 7, 2020. (Xinhua/Lu Peng)

A man demonstrates a skiing simulation device at the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 6, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhang Chenlin)

People visit the special area for public health and epidemic prevention in the comprehensive exhibition area of the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) at the Olympic Green in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 8, 2020. (Xinhua/Xu Jinquan)

Artisan Zhou Yanwen (R) embroiders at the exhibition area of the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 7, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhang Yuwei)

People interact with a robot in the service robots exhibition area of the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 5, 2020. (Xinhua/Chen Zhonghao)

A visitor takes photos in the tourism services exhibition area of the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 5, 2020. (Xinhua/Cai Yang)

Visitors try a virtual reality (VR) product in the cultural services exhibition area of the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 5, 2020. (Xinhua/Ju Huanzong)■

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