About 32 Korean War veterans in Southwest China's Sichuan
Province today left the provincial capital Chengdu for the
Democratic People's Republic of Korea to commemorate the 50th
anniversary of Korean War. Chinese People's Volunteer Army
began to resist US aggression and aid Korea on October 25
half a century ago.
The veterans will leave Beijing for Dandong, a city on the
border of China and the DPRK, then cross the Yalu River to
reach Pyongyang. Fifty years ago, Chinese People's Volunteer
Army marched across the Yalu River to enter Korea to fight
against the US aggression and aid the DPRK.
The veterans are expected to visit former battlefields and
ponder on the past and remember the soldiers died in the Korean
War. They will also pay a visit to Pyongyang. Many of the
veterans came from remote area in Sichuan Province.
"I will never forget the days in Korean War with my
companions. I've brought a pack of soil of my hometown and
hope to scatter it on the land where the soldiers bled and
died," said veteran Mao Junming.
The visit is arranged by Sichuan Foreign Affairs Department.
More veterans will be arranged to visit the DPRK later.