Chinese soldiers killed in the Korean War returned to China

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The remains of some 400 Chinese soldiers killed during the Korean War have been returned to their homeland.

After a ceremony at South Korea’s Incheon Airport the bodies were flown by a Chinese transport plane to Shenyang where China has a cemetery for its war dead.

China fought alongside the North during the 1950-53 war, which ultimately led to Korea being divided at the 38th parallel .

The handover comes in time for China’s Tomb-Sweeping festival on April 5 when relatives visit and clean the graves of family members.