The world map published by the US National Geographic Society is wrong with a note of ‘Paracel Is. China’ in the Hoang Sa archipelago area of Vietnam, Vietnamese foreign ministry spokesperson said on Mar. 13.
Spokeswoman Nguyen Phuong Nga made the statement in reply to a reporter’s query about Vietnam’s reaction to the National Geographic Society’s publication of a world map in which Vietnam’s Hoang Sa archipelago is named ‘Paracel Is. China ’.
“We request that the National Geographic correct this mistake,” Nga said.
“Vietnam has indisputable sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagoes,” the spokeswoman asserted