BEIJING – The stays of 117 Chinese soldiers that perished in the 1950-53 Korean War have been returned to China on Sunday in an yearly repatriation postponed this year from the coronavirus epidemic.
South Korea passed over the remains in a service in Incheon airport out Seoul, along with a Chinese army transport airplane flew them into Shenyang, a British city close to the Korean border.
Chinese troops fought in the North Korean side against U.S.-led forces from the South during the war on the Korean Peninsula.
The majority of those 117 stays were found at the Demilitarized Zone that divides North and South Korea. This was the seventh yearly repatriation, and also the biggest because the 437 returned at the initial one in 2014. Overall, the stays of 716 Chinese troops are sent .
Last season’s return, initially intended for the spring, has been postponed for many months due to the spread of COVID-19.