Seoul honors remains of Chinese soldiers who fought in Korean War

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South Korean held a ceremony for the remains for 36 Chinese soldiers who died in the Korean War being returned to China by the end of the week.


CCTV America’s U-Jean Jung has this story on their long journey.

Seoul honors remains of Chinese soldiers who fought in Korean War

South Korean held a ceremony for the remains for 36 Chinese soldiers who died in the Korean War being returned to China by the end of the week. CCTV America’s U-Jean Jung has this story on their long journey. “We have in the past consecutive years carried out three handovers, involving the remains of 541 soldiers,” Dou Yupei, Chinese Deputy Minister of Civil Affairs, said. “This is an important embodiment of bilateral friendly relationship continuing to move forward.”

“We have in the past consecutive years carried out three handovers, involving the remains of 541 soldiers,” Dou Yupei, Chinese Deputy Minister of Civil Affairs, said. “This is an important embodiment of bilateral friendly relationship continuing to move forward.”

The remains will make it back home before the traditional Chinese Tomb Sweeping Day in early April.

More than six decades after the war, much has changed in bilateral ties between South Korea and China. Beijing and Seoul established diplomatic ties in 1992, and the two sides have developed a strategic partnership.