South Korea’s Defense Ministry said on Wednesday the remains of 109 Chinese soldiers killed in the 1950-53 Korean War were boxed in South Korea to be sent back to their homeland. The ceremony of placing 109 relics in coffins was held. According to reports, Incheon, west of the capital, Seoul. According to the Defense Ministry, 109 remains and 1,226 related remains were excavated from six regions of South Korea between 2019 and 2020.
In 2014, South Korea agreed with China to bring back the remains of fallen Chinese soldiers in accordance with international law and humanitarian spirit, the ministry said. From 2014 to 2020, South Korea returned the remains of 716 Chinese People’s Volunteers killed in the Korean War, including 437 in 2014, 68 in 2015, 36 in 2016, 28 in 2017, 20 in 2018, 10 in 2019 and 117 in 2020. were involved. This year’s repatriation ceremony, the eighth of its kind, is scheduled to be held at Incheon International Airport on Thursday.
Chinese People’s Volunteers fought alongside Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) forces in the Korean War between 1950 and 1953 against South Korean forces and US-led United Nations forces.