Kim Jong-un Visits Cemetery for Fallen Chinese Soldiers

  • By Pak Soo-chan, Kim Myong-song

    October 23, 2020 13:40

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visited a cemetery honoring Chinese soldiers who died fighting for the North in the Korean War to mark the 70th anniversary of China joining the war, state media reported Thursday.

    He last visited the cemetery two years ago to mark the 65th anniversary of the armistice.

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un pays tribute to Chinese soldiers who died in the Korean War at a cemetery in Hoechang, South Pyongan Province, in this grab from [North] Korean Central Television on Thursday.

    Chinese President Xi Jinping will also give a speech on the 70th Korean War anniversary on Friday. This is the first time in 20 years that a Chinese leader has attended the annual ceremony.

    China has designated Oct. 25 as a commemorative day of when Beijing claims Chinese forces scored the first victory against South Korean troops in 1950.

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