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China and the U.S. search for missing people in World War II

Beijing, Feb 29 (Prensa Latina) China and the United States jointly conducted a field study in search of the remains of U.S. military personnel who disappeared here during World War II, an official source confirmed today.

According to the spokesman of the Chinese Ministry of Defense, Zhang Xiaogang, the two parties achieved new advances in this cooperation, although he did not offer details about them.

According to the spokesman, the U.S. Department of Defense’s Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Accounting Agency sent a delegation to Guangxi and Hunan provinces to conduct this field survey.

“It is the first field survey conducted by both sides since the Covid-19 outbreak,” the spokesman added.

He also emphasized Beijing’s humanitarianism that for years has helped in the search for remains of missing U.S. military personnel in the country. The spokesman mentioned that this collaboration also involved China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the International Military Cooperation Office of the Central Military Commission and the military archives departments.