Hundreds of photos, documents and archives confirming Vietnam’s sea and island sovereignty are being put on show at an ongoing exhibition in the northern province of Hai Duong.

Several objects expose China’s illegal placement of its oil rig Haiyang Shiyou-981 in Vietnam’s waters, which has incurred a strong storm of protests both domestically and globally.

The event helps raise locals’ patriotism and determination, especially among the youngsters, to safeguard the nation’s sacred sovereignty over seas and islands.

It runs from July 14 to August 10.-VNA