CPV Veterans to Visit Old Battlefields in DPRK

A group of veterans of the former Chinese People's Volunteers (CPV) in the 1950-53 Korean War left Beijing Tuesday to visit the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

The former CPV members, numbering over 100, are the second group of its kind from China to mark the 50th anniversary of the CPV's joining forces with the DPRK People's Army in the war.

They are scheduled to cross the Yalu River, the boundary between China and DPRK, on October 19, the very day when the CPV crossed the border 50 years ago.

The CPV veterans are expected to visit tombs of fellow volunteers who died in the war and a number of memorial places related to the war and the China-DPRK friendship.

The first group of CPV veterans visited DPRK in September.

(Xinhua 2000/10/18)