Encoffin ceremony for Chinese Korean War soldiers held in S. Korea

Source:CGTN.COM Editor:Li Jiayao 2020-09-27 00:08:59

The seventh encoffin ceremony for Chinese soldiers killed during the 1950-1953 Korean War was held in South Korea's Incheon on Saturday morning. Officials from both China and South Korea attended the ceremony.

The remains of 117 Chinese volunteer soldiers will be transferred to China this year in the seventh transfer of this kind since 2014, the most since 2015. South Korea has transferred the remains of 599 Chinese volunteer soldiers over the past six years.

The 117 remains will arrive back in China on Sunday via Chinese air force's charter plane.

This year's transfer was earlier scheduled to take place around March and April, but was delayed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.