Documents on Hoang Sa to be showcased

Various documents relating to Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago will be displayed in an exhibition at the Da Nang Museum in the central city of Da Nang from April 30 to May 15.
Various documents relating to Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago will be displayed in an exhibition at the Da Nang Museum in the central city of Da Nang from April 30 to May 15.

The documents aim to confirm Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagos, said the Quan doi Nhan dan (People’s Army) newspaper.

They include 95 maps published in England, Germany, Australia, Canada, the US and Hong Kong (China) in the 1626-1980 period and 102 books printed in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian and Dutch languages in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Those maps were presented to the Hoang Sa district People’s Committee by Tran Thang, an overseas Vietnamese in the US .
In addition, maps indicating that China’s southernmost territory is Hainan Island while Hoang Sa, Truong Sa archipelagos are in Vietnam ’s territorial waters will be on display.

Also at the event, entitled “Hoang Sa belongs to Vietnam - historical evidence”, three atlases, published by China in 1908, 1919 and 1933, will be exhibited to show that Hoang Sa and Truong Sa did not historically belong to China .

All the historical documents and maps exhibited will be translated in English, and a group of interpreters will be available to help foreigners learn more about the exhibits.-VNA

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