Remains belonging to 68 Chinese soldiers who were killed during the Korean War (1950-53) were placed in coffins to be shipped back to China for final burial, according to Yonhap News.
This is the second time South Korea has repatriated the remains of Chinese soldiers in a “symbolic gesture of friendship towards its former battlefield foe,” according to the South Korean news portal.
Last October, remains of 437 servicemen from China were reburied in Liaoning province.
The fallen soldiers were being kept at a burial ground north of Seoul previously known as the “enemy cemetery” and were among at least a million Chinese troops who fought alongside North Korea during its invasion of South Korea in 1950.
The repatriation ceremony for the 68 soldiers well be held on Friday at the Incheon International Airport, where officials from China will receive them and bring them back to Shenyang for burial.
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