More than 60 years after the end of the Korean war, the remains of 36 Chinese soldiers who died fighting against South Korea are being returned home. The remains were excavated from graves in Paju, near the North Korean border, last year.
It is the third repatriation since a 2014 agreement between the two countries, as relations improve. The war drew in China and the Soviet Union on the North’s side, and UN forces, led by the US, on the South’s.
A ceremony attended by South Korean and Chinese defence officials was held at Seoul’s Incheon airport before the remains were flown to the north-eastern Chinese city of Shenyang, where China has a cemetery for its war dead.(BBC,2016)