Reunited after 54 years apart: Chinese veteran, 77, finally meets his family after getting lost and trapped in India for over half a century
A Chinese army veteran who lost touch with his family after being imprisoned in India has finally been reunited with his relatives.
Wang Qi, 77, returned to his homeland on Saturday after more than half a century, flying 3,700 kilometers (2,299 miles) from New Delhi to Beijing.
The man, who hadn’t set foot on his homeland for 54 years, broke down in tears as he met his siblings on the Lantern Festival, an occasion for family reunions in China.
seamist, London, 54 minutes ago
Typical political minded red cross,handing a man over knowing he will serve decades in prison.The red cross would flourish in hollywoods political arena at the moment.
Lovin it, London, United Kingdom, 1 hour ago
How could he have been lost… deserter more likely …
loreng, phoenix, United States, 1 hour ago
Wasn’t that helpful of the Red Cross
Sofian, Sofia, Bulgaria, 7 hours ago
The Chine se medicated and returned all Ind ian P O Ws and their weapons to Ind ia after the war was over, so its quite astonishing and immature that Ind ia would restrict a Chine se soldier for half a century even on humanitarian grounds.
mike_Conner, Cincinnati, United States, 4 hours ago
He was freed from jail a longtime ago. He just settled in India after that.
marsyao, VA, United States, 12 hours ago
With all the media frenzy about Mr. Wang, Inherently Chinese Military is keeping their silence, but some retired soldiers who served with Mr. Wang are talking on social media: he disappeared when his units was prepared to moved back from Chinese-India border, his weapon and other equipment were left behind, and an extend search failed to locate him. His old Comrades still felt bitter about him, some of them fought in the Indian-Chinese border war, and after finishing their tour at the border, they would expect promotion and other reward, however all were denied because of his disappearance. Mr. Wang contacted his family in early 90’s, but neither his family nor himself contact Chinese Embassy in India until later 2000’s