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China's holiday box office surpasses 4.2 bln yuan******
BEIJING, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- China's box office revenue during the National Day holiday topped 4.246 billion yuan (about 658 million U.S. dollars) as of 5 p.m. on Thursday, according to the preliminary statistics released by the China Film Administration.
The domestic historical epic "The Battle at Lake Changjin" led the sales chart, smashing the records of China's National Day holiday box office by raking in nearly 3.1 billion yuan in total as of Thursday afternoon, when the seven-day holiday almost approached its end.
Another blockbuster with a strong performance during the holiday is the star-studded patriotic anthology "My Country, My Parents," ranking second on the Chinese box office chart. It generated 940 million yuan during the period.
Both films were released one day before the holiday and have ignited patriotic zeal among the Chinese public.
The week-long National Day holiday, which starts on Oct. 1, is usually a lucrative moviegoing period in China. Enditem
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Saudi Arabia edges Vietnam in FIFA World Cup qualifier******
HANOI, Nov. 16 (Xinhua) -- Saudi Arabia won 1-0 in Vietnam on Tuesday in their 2022 FIFA World Cup Asian qualifier in Hanoi.。
Saleh Al-Shehri scored the game's only goal with a looping header in the 31st minute after receiving a cross from the right flank. Home keeper Bui Tan Truong tried his best to claw the ball out but to no avail.。
Saudi Arabia thought they had netted a second goal in the 76th minute as Fahad Al-Muwallad fired home after Nguyen Thanh Chung was robbed of possession, but the goal was chalked off for a foul.。
Both teams made several substitutions in the second half, and a total of seven yellow cards were shown, with five going to Vietnam and two to Saudi Arabia.。
After six games in the final round of the Asian qualifiers, Saudi Arabia leads Group A with 16 points after five wins and one draw, while Vietnam is rooted to the bottom after five defeats. Enditem。