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Historical evidences on Hoang Sa, Truong Sa archipelagos exhibited
  • | Nhandan | July 02, 2014 08:01 AM
An exhibition featuring historical maps, documents and photographs affirming Vietnam’s sovereignty over Truong Sa (Spratly) and Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelagos opened at Quang Ngai provincial museum, on July 1.
Deputy Chairman of Quang Ngai provincial People’s Committee, Pham Nhu So calling local people to protect the country's sovereignty over sea and islands

Entitled ‘Vietnam’s Hoang Sa and Truong Sa - Historical Evidence’, the exhibition showcased over 100 maps published in Vietnam, China, and Western countries from the 15th century onwards, which all affirmed Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagos.

The highlight of the exhibition is a display of a collection of atlases selected and issued by Belgian geographer Philippe Vandermaelen in 1827 showing Vietnam’s sovereignty over both archipelagoes.

Additionally, documents and maps issued by the Chinese people under the Qing dynasty and the Republic of China are being displayed at the event. Many of the documents, which were announced worldwide in the 16th century, indicate the fact that these islands have not historically belonged to China.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Deputy Minister Truong Minh Tuan said that the exhibition is one of the activities designed to pay tribute to the previous generation forprotecting sea and island sovereignty.

The event, organised by the Ministry of Information and Communications, is also expected to raise awareness among people, especially youth, about Vietnam’s sovereignty over the two archipelagos, as well as the importance of protecting the national sea and island sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Some images from the exhibition:

The exhibition attracts a large number of visitors

Model of sovereignty stele at the exhibition

Quang Ngai province’s young generation study the national sea and islands

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