Exhibition on island sovereignty evidence opens in Hai Phong hinh anh 1Spectators at the exhibition (Source :VNA)
Hai Phong (VNA) - An exhibition of historical evidence proving Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos opened in the northern port city of Hai Phong on March 2.

On display is numerous documents in Chinese, Nom (old Vietnamese writing using Chinese characters), French and modern Vietnamese issued by Vietnamese feudal courts, the French colonialist authorities in Indochina and contemporary Vietnamese governments.

The documents affirm Vietnam’s sovereignty over these islands and reflect the country’s administrative management as well as its exercise and protection of sovereignty over the archipelagoes.

Around 100 maps are also put on show, demonstrating the fact that these islands have never historically belonged to China.

The event aims to raise the public’s awareness, and encourage Vietnamese nationals to protect and affirm national territory.

The exhibition will run until March 6 at the Hai Phong Museum and then move on to Cat Hai island district on March 29.-VNA