Chinese soldiers go home at last

Members of a Chinese honour guard in front of boxes holding the remains of Chinese soldiers killed in the 1950-53 Korean War during a repatriation ceremony yesterday at Incheon Airport in South Korea. The repatriation of the remains of 36 Chinese sol
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Members of a Chinese honour guard in front of boxes holding the remains of Chinese soldiers killed in the 1950-53 Korean War during a repatriation ceremony yesterday at Incheon Airport in South Korea.

The repatriation of the remains of 36 Chinese soldiers, who fought alongside North Korean forces in the Korean War against the South Korean army backed by the United States, is the third of its kind since South Korea and China agreed on it in 2014.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 01, 2016, with the headline 'Chinese soldiers go home at last'. Print Edition | Subscribe