|Visitors at the exhibition in Hai Phong city (Source: VNA)|
On display is a series of maps, atlases and documents in traditional Chinese, French and Vietnamese languages issued by Vietnamese states and the Chinese people under the Qing dynasty from the 15 th to the 20 th century. All affirm Vietnam’s sovereignty over these islands and indicate the fact that these islands have never historically belonged to China.
All exhibits declare Vietnam’s sovereignty over the two archipelagos, and highlight efforts made by Vietnamese feudal and modern states to safeguard the nation’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
In addition, 120 material photos on islands and the DK platform in Truong Sa archipelago are also displayed at the event.
Running until June 21, the exhibition also aims to help promote patriotism, solidarity and sense of responsibility among the people, especially the young generation, in protecting sea and island sovereignty.
The same day, a photo exhibition with a similar theme was also held in the central province of Quang Binh as part of the activities to mark the 89 th anniversary of Vietnam Revolutionary Press Day which falls on June 21.
A total of 143 photos went on show after being selected from thousands of works by reporters from press agencies operating in the locality and local photographers. The images truthfully reflect the daily life of soldiers and people in Truong Sa and Hoang Sa archipelagos.
They also describe activities by the local authorities and people to look after families of officers and soldiers working to protect the country’s sea and islands.
The activities of local fishermen in the two archipelagos are also reflected in many photos at the exhibition.
The three-day exhibition attracts the interest of thousands of local people from all walks of life.