Chinese Labour Corps graves at St. √Čtienne-au-Mont Cemetery near Boulogne, France

Senior Chinese diplomat's visit to France to end First World War "oblivion"

Posted on on 09 July 2014
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The South China Morning Post reports that a senior Chinese diplomat, Li Zhaoxing, will travel to France to attend a First World War commemorative event, "ending a century of oblivion about the fate of thousands of Chinese labourers sent to Europe during the conflict".

The former foreign minister and spokesman of the National People’s Congress "is leading the nation’s first official delegation to attend a war memorial".

To read the full article, visit The South China Morning Post website here.

                             Image from The South China Morning Post website

Date of article publication: 09/07/2014

Images: Peter Alhadeff, Centenary News

Posted by: Daniel Barry, Centenary News