Chinese Korean War soldiers buried
Updated: 2015-03-21 19:10
Soldiers escort coffins of 68 Chinese soldiers killed in the 1950-53 Korean War in a martyrs' cemetery at a burial ceremony in Shenyang, capital of northeast China's Liaoning Province, March 21, 2015.[Photo/Xinhua]
SHENYANG -- With the air filled with the national anthem, China held a ceremony Saturday to bury 68 soldiers killed in the 1950-1953 Korean War, whose remains were returned by the Republic of Korea.
Covered by the national flag, the caskets were carried into a martyrs' park in Shenyang, capital of northeast China's Liaoning Province, in a ceremony attended by chrysanthemum-holding government and military officials, Korean War veterans, their families and members of the public.
"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.
Discovered in South Korea last year, 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.
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