Sovereignty of Vietnam over Paracel and Spratly archipelagoes

The Ambassador of Vietnam to Indonesia Nguyen Xuan Thuy had his article “Another side of the dispute in the SCS” on the Jakarta Post published on May 25 to challenge the groundless claims by Liu Hongyang, chargé d’affaires at the Chinese Embassy in Indonesia, mentioned that the Xisha (or Paracel) Islands “are an inherent territory of China”.

Central region braces for tropical storm

Thousands of fishing vessels have headed for safe harbour as storms continue to lash the central provinces, damaging homes, washing away bridges, closing schools and forcing large scale relocations for several affected communities.
Culture - Sports

Book on islands wins gold prize

The children's book Let Me Tell You Truong Sa's Story by military writer Nguyen Xuan Thuy was among several works to win a Golden Prize at the Vietnam Publishers Association's Best Book Awards.

Album honours Truong Sa soldiers

More than 200 singers and musicians will perform eight songs on a new album to highlight the service of Vietnamese soldiers stationed on the Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands.

Ca Mau receives gifts from Truong Sa residents

The country’s southernmost province of Ca Mau held a ceremony on October 5 to receive gifts of coral and trees from the Naval High Command and people living on the Truong Sa ( Spratly Islands ) Archipelago.