China launches database to identify Korean War casualties

China launches database to identify Korean War casualties
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25 October 2021
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Beijing, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) China on Monday informed that it launched a database to record the DNA of soldiers who were killed during the Korean War (1950-53) and thus help families to verify the identity.
The Ministry of Veterans Affairs stated that in the last seven years, the country received the remains of 825 soldiers, thanks to a search and identification process established with the cooperation of South Korea.

According to specialists linked to the subject, the operation was complicated because many of those fallen in the war had no descendants and in other cases, there are no living relatives.

They rely on cutting-edge technologies to complete the recognition of bones, despite the deterioration caused by the time elapsed since the death and the poor burial conditions.

This Monday, China commemorates the 71st anniversary of its soldiers' entry into the Korean War to support the North against the South, supported by the United States.

That war is remembered as one of the bloodiest events in the region. At least three million civilians were killed, among them almost 15 percent of the population of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

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