Image of Asia: China soldiers killed in Korean War returned

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Posted: Mar 20, 2015 7:34 AM
Image of Asia: China soldiers killed in Korean War returned

In this photo by Ahn Young-joon, Chinese honor guards place caskets containing the remains of Chinese soldiers during a handover ceremony at the Incheon International Airport in South Korea. The remains of 68 Chinese soldiers killed during the 1950-53 Korean War had been found in the Paju and Yeoncheon areas in South Korea last year. In the presence of Chinese and Korean defense officials, the caskets were loaded onto a military plane to be sent to China's southeastern city of Shenyang where a state war cemetery is located. The South Korean government sent home the remains of 437 Chinese soldiers last year as a humanitarian gesture.