Hoang Sa, Truong Sa exhibition opens in Gia Lai province hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)
Gia Lai (VNA) – Exhibits affirming Vietnam’s ownership over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos are being showcased in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai from March 17.

They include photos, maps and documents in Han (classical Chinese), Nom (Vietnamese ideographic script), Vietnamese and French languages, issued from the 17 th to the outset of the 20 th century by the Vietnamese feudal states and the French government in Indochina (on behalf of the then Vietnamese state).

On display are also publications issued by western countries from the 18 th -19 th century, providing strong evidence that Hoang Sa and Truong Sa belong to Vietnam.

Worthy of note is a collection of four atlases and 30 maps compiled and published by China, which proves China has never managed the islands.

Socio-economic activities in Truong Sa island district during the country’s industrialisation process are also featured at the exhibition.

The six-day exhibition aims to raise the public’s awareness, and encourage Vietnamese nationals to affirm and protect national territory.-VNA