Exhibition highlights Vietnam’s sea, island sovereignty

Tuesday, 2013-08-27 11:31:22
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Over 100 maps, documents, books and photos related to Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos are on display in Da Lat city in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong from August 26-September 14.

Jointly organised by the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the South Central Coast province of Khanh Hoa, the exhibition aims to affirm Vietnam’s sovereignty over the two archipelagos.

The exhibits include ancient bibliographies, maps, official documents and notes showing the sovereignty and strict management of the Vietnamese States over the archipelagos through historical periods.

A set of four atlases issued by China in 1908, 1917, 1919 and 1933 are also on display. They show that China’s southernmost point excludes Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagos.

Many other documents and publications on the two archipelagos produced by several foreign countries, photos depicting the activities of Vietnam’s Navy in protecting sea and island sovereignty and the daily life of islanders in Hoang Sa and Truong Sa are also on show.

After September 14, the objects will tour other localities in Lam Dong province.

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