S. Korea Yields Korean War remains of 117 Chinese Troops

BEIJING — The remains of 117 Chinese soldiers that perished in the 1950-53 Korean War were returned to China on Sunday in yearly repatriation delayed this season from the coronavirus outbreak.

South Korea handed over the remains at a service in Incheon airport out Seoul, along with a Chinese army transport airplane flew them to Shenyang, a Native American city close to the Korean border.

The majority of the 117 stays were found at the Demilitarized Zone that divides North and South Korea. This was the seventh yearly repatriation, and also the biggest since the 437 returned at the initial one in 2014. Overall, the remains of 716 Chinese troops are sent.

This year’s return, initially intended for the spring, was postponed for many months due to the spread of COVID-19.