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Chinese thriller "Fireflies in the Sun" tops domestic box office******
BEIJING, Dec. 19 (Xinhua) -- Domestic thriller film "Fireflies in the Sun" topped the Chinese mainland box office chart on its second day of screening on Saturday, data from the China Movie Data Information Network showed Sunday.。
The movie, which is a sequel to "Sheep Without a Shepherd" released in 2019, depicts the story of a poor family and a desperate father who gives all his efforts to collect money for his son's operation. It earned over 147 million yuan (around 23.1 million U.S. dollars) on Saturday.。
Domestic animation "I am Who I am" ranked second on the box office chart on Saturday, raking in about 22 million yuan on its second day of release. The movie tells the stories of three kids realizing their dream of lion dancing through arduous practice.。
It was followed by domestic adventure "Schemes In Antiques," which pocketed about 10 million yuan. Enditem。
Colombia, Honduras to meet in January friendly******
BOGOTA, Dec. 10 (Xinhua) -- Colombia will prepare for their next double-header of FIFA World Cup qualifiers with a friendly against Honduras in the United States next month, the South American country's football federation said on Friday.。
The clash will take place on January 16 at DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, the home of Major League Soccer club Inter Miami.。
"This match will serve as preparation for Colombia's qualifiers against Peru and Argentina in the last week of January and the first week of February," read the statement on the Colombian Football Federation's official website.。
Colombia are currently fourth in the 10-team South American zone World Cup qualifying standings. The top four teams will earn an automatic berth at next year's tournament in Qatar while the fifth-ranked side will advance to an intercontinental playoff.。
Honduras, meanwhile, are last in the eight-team final qualifying round for the North, Central American and Caribbean region. Enditem。
China's trade surplus reaches 296 bln yuan in Sept.******
BEIJING, Oct. 29 (Xinhua) -- China's international goods and services trade surplus stood at 295.9 billion yuan (about 46 billion U.S. dollars) in September, official data shows.
The country's trade income amounted to approximately 2.1 trillion yuan, and expenditure stood at about 1.8 trillion yuan, according to data released by the State Administration of Foreign Exchange.
China's goods trade income came in at 1.89 trillion yuan with an expenditure of 1.52 trillion yuan, leading to a surplus of 368.2 billion yuan, the data shows.
The services trade saw a deficit of 72.3 billion yuan, with the sector's income and expenditure standing at 207.2 billion yuan and 279.6 billion yuan, respectively. Enditem