CHINESE LABOUR CORPS MEMORIAL
GPS Coordinates: 50°50’50.9”N , 2°45’22.4”E
The Chinese Labour Corps Memorial is located on the junction of Sint Jansstraat and Visserijmolenstraat near the village of Busseboom, Poperinge.
This site commemorates the deployment of the Chinese labourers. Its precise location is historically justified. Near this place, in the hamlet of Busseboom, the Chinese were posted in a camp. Two monuments overlook the former Chinese Cemetery. The town of Poperinge commissioned Stefan Schöning to design a shelter for the Chinese labourer. The bronze statue of this labourer was created by artist Jo Bocklandt and has been to China for a brief passage at the Shanghai World Expo 2010. It has now found a worthy home in this wooden pavilion. A bronze plaque lists the names of the thirteen labourers who were killed here during a German air raid. The People's Republic of China commissioned Yan Shufen to create a statue of three Chines labourers. These bronze man personify the deployment of the Chinese Labourer during the Great War.
The inauguration took place in November 2017.