The People’s Republic of China sent flower baskets to the cemetery of the martyrs of the Chinese People’s Volunteers in Hoechang County, South Phyongan Province on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the CPV’s entry into the Korean front.
A ceremony of laying the flower baskets took place on October 21.
It was attended by Li Jinjun, Chinese ambassador to the DPRK, his embassy members, Chinese guests staying in Pyongyang and Chinese residents in the DPRK.
The guards of honour of the Korean People’s Army lined up at the cemetery.
The national anthems of the PRC and the DPRK were played.
A flower basket sent by Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, president of the People’s Republic of China and chairman of the Central Military Commission of the PRC, was placed at the monument to the CPV martyrs.
Written on the ribbon of the flower basket were letters “The Martyrs of the Chinese People’s Volunteers Will Be Immortal”.
Placed before the monument were flower baskets in the names of the CPC Central Committee, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of the PRC, the State Council of the PRC and the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, a flower basket in the joint name of the Central Military Commission of the CPC and the Central Military Commission of the PRC, and a flower basket in the names of bereaved families of the martyrs of the volunteer army for resisting America and aiding Korea, veterans and elder comrades and Chinese people from all walks of life.
The participants paid a silent tribute to the memory of the CPV martyrs who dedicated their lives to the sacred war against the imperialists’ armed invasion under the banner of resisting America and aiding Korea, safeguarding the home and defending the motherland, and laid flowers and made a bow before the grave of Mao Anying.
Then, they looked round the cemetery.