Senior Chinese military officers mourn Chinese martyrs in DPRK

18:20, October 25, 2010      

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A delegation of senior Chinese military officers, led by Guo Boxiong, vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission, paid tribute to Chinese People's Volunteers (CPV) martyrs at the Tower of DPRK-China Friendship here on Monday.

The photo taken on Oct. 25, 2010 shows the memorial ceremony held in front of Korea-China Friendship Tower in Pyongyang, capital of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the entry of the Chinese People's Volunteers (CPV) into the Korean front, Vice Chairman Guo Boxiong of China's Central Military Commission and CPV veterans attended a memorial ceremony here on Monday for the CPV martyrs. (Xinhua/Chen Jianli)

Choe Yong Rim, premier of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Yang Hyong Sop, vice president of the DPRK Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly and Kim Yong Chun, vice chairman of the DPRK National Defense Commission attended the mourning ceremony.

Wreaths from of leaders of Chinese party and government, including President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao, and DPRK's top leader Kim Jong Il were laid in front of the tower.

China will make efforts to develop and deepen the unbreakable China-DPRK friendship forged with the blood of CPV martyrs with the DPRK, Guo said.

The tower, a symbol of the DPRK-China friendship, was set up on Oct. 25, 1950, to commemorate the CPV who entered the War to Resist U.S. Aggression and Aid Korea. It was completed on Oct. 25, 1959, and expanded in 1984.

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