Hoang Sa, Truong Sa exhibition opens in Lam Dong

VOV.VN - An exhibition titled “Vietnam’s Hoang Sa, Truong Sa – Historical and Legal Evidence” opened in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong on September 27 aiming to affirm the country’s sovereignty over the two archipelagoes.

Nguyen Viet Van, Director of the provincial Department of Information and Communications said the exhibition helps raise the awareness of safeguarding the country’s sea and island sovereignty among people.

The event displays more than 200 maps, documentaries,objects on Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagoes, and documents in Chinese, Nom (old Vietnamese writing using Chinese characters), modern Vietnamese and French issued from the 17th to the 20th century by the Vietnamese feudal states and the French government in Indochina (on behalf of the then Vietnamese state). 

It also features four atlases published by China and a six-volume atlas by Western countries also proving Vietnam’s sovereignty over the islands, together with the woodblocks of the Nguyen Dynasty and official documents approved by Nguyen kings relating to Vietnam’s exercise of sovereignty over Hoang Sa and Truong Sa. 

Additionally, images of President Ho Chi Minh in the National Assembly election in 1960 provided by Vietnam News Agency also go on display.