Chinese site Busseboom

They are the first and worldwide the only monuments to pay tribute to this specific group of WW1 workers.

The "Busseboom" site introduces you to two monuments commemorating the efforts of Chinese workers during the First World War.

One monument is a creation by Yan Shufen, commissioned by the Embassy of China in Brussels. The other monument was designed by Stefan Schöning, commissioned by the City of Poperinge, a construction protecting Jo Bocklandt's statue of the Chinese luger.

The two monuments are connected by a footpath. Thirteen topiary trees refer to thirteen Chinese workers who died during a bombing of their camp, on 15 November 1917. The site features information boards with historical photos and maps. Visitors thus learn more about China's WW1 story.

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