【极速快3_快3注册登录_极速快3注册登录】More martyrs' remains to return to China from ROK
BEIJING, Jan. 23 (Xinhua) -- The remains of more Chinese soldiers killed in the 19500-53 Korean War will be returned to China from the Republic of Korea (ROK) on April 3, 2019, according to China's Ministry of Veterans Affairs (MVA) Wednesday.
It will be the sixth batch of remains of Chinese soldiers returned following a handover agreement signed by the two countries. From 2014 to 2018, the remains of 589 soldiers were returned to China from the ROK, official figures show.
Before the remains are returned, a ceremony will be held on April 1 in the ROK, according to the handover schedule set down during a meeting between the MVA and the ROK Ministry of National Defense on Wednesday. The MVA did not disclose the exact number of remains involved.
The Chinese People's Volunteers (CPV) fought with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Army in the Korean War against the ROK army and U.S.-led UN forces.
Almost 500,000 CPV soldiers were confirmed killed in the war, with most buried on the Korean Peninsula.
According to an agreement between China and the ROK, the ROK will continue to hand over remains of Chinese soldiers found in its territory based on a humanitarian spirit. A handover is usually held before Chinese Tomb-Sweeping Day in early April.