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    SHENYANG, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) — The remains of 88 Chinese soldiers killed in the war to resist U.S. aggression and aid Korea returned to China on Friday from the Republic of Korea (ROK).

    Escorted by two Chinese J-20 stealth fighter jets, a Y-20 military transport plane carrying the remains and effects of fallen soldiers landed at Taoxian International Airport in Shenyang, capital of Liaoning Province (northeast China), around 11 a.m. This is the ninth such repatriation since 2014.About 400 representatives of central and local authorities, military, war veterans , family members of Chinese People’s Volunteers (CPV) martyrs and students attended a ceremony at the airport to welcome the soldiers’ remains.After the event, the remains were escorted to the cemetery of the CPV martyrs in Shenyang, where a burial ceremony will be held on Saturday . “I don’t know their names, but I know they are heroes and deserve our memory forever,” said Chen Meixu, a student from Shenyang, who attended the ceremony. “Today my brothers are finally coming home,” said CPV veteran Li Weibo, wiping tears from his eyes. “Sometimes I forget what happened. happened yesterday, but I have never forgotten what happened more than 70 years ago,” said the 90-year-old man. Escorted by police motorbikes, the procession carrying the remains of the CPV martyrs exceeded thousands of locals who crowded the street to participate in the solemn procession.The remains of 825 soldiers returned from the Republic of Korea and were buried in the cemetery between 2014 and 2021.

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