Remains of 68 Chinese People’s Volunteers Killed in Korean War Return

China held a ceremony to bury 68 soldiers killed in the 1950-1953 Korean War on March 21 in city of Shenyang, whose were returned by the Republic of Korea, said Xinhua.

68 soldiers were covered by the national flag, the caskets were carried into a martyrs’ park which located in the capital city of Shenyang Liaoning Province, northeast of China.

Some government and military officials, Korean War veterans, their families and members of the public attend the ceremony.

“Over 60 years have passed since their sacrifice, the images of the ‘most beloved people’ still stay in our hearts. The country and the people will always remember them,” said Vice Minister of Civil Affairs Dou Yupei in his memorial speech, Xinhua reported.

According to Xinhua, the remains of the 68 fallen soldiers were returned to China on Friday by the Republic of Korea, the second such repatriation following that of 437 Chinese soldiers last year.

The Chinese People’s Volunteers (CPV) fought along with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea army in the Korean War against the South Korean army and U.S.-led UN forces.

A total of 197,653 CPV soldiers have been confirmed killed in the war, and most of them were buried on the Korean Peninsula.

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