Updated  
January, 11 2012 08:59:00

Book documents island sovereignty

DA NANG — Historical sources document Viet Nam's Paracel Archipelago, offering proof of the country's sovereignty over the islands. Such evidence is presented in the newly published Ky Yeu Hoang Sa (Summary Record of Paracel Islands).

Released by the Hoang Sa Island District's People Committee under Da Nang City, the 200-page book consists of four chapters, including Paracel Islands – Viet Nam's Sovereignty, The State Management over Paracel Islands, Paracel Islands and Historical Witnesses, and Love of Da Nang People for Paracel Islands.

Besides these valuable sources, the publication also reveals the stories of 24 people who worked and lived on the islands during the 1950s to 1970s.

According to the chairman of the Hoang Sa Island District's People Committee, Dang Cong Ngu, the book's release legally and scientifically affirms that islands are under Viet Nam's sovereignty. — VNS

Send Us Your Comments:
Name:
Your E-mail address:
Title:
 

VietNamNews may edit your comments and not all emails will be published.

Highlight

Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier

Seventy-nine-year-old former Vietnamese commando Lam Son Nao still feels uncomfortable whenever he thinks about the moment he tried to recover 84 kilos of explosives that had been left near the USNS Core aircraft carrier.

When festivals lose sight of the people 1    When festivals lose sight of the people

Last year I visited George Town in Penang, Malaysia. I was excited to find a lot of similarities between it and my hometown, Hue.

Cultural events lead to fireworks competition 1    Cultural events lead to fireworks competition

An International cuisine event will be held in the central city as a lead up to this weekend's scheduled seventh Da Nang International Fireworks Competition, a contest between teams representing five countries.

Da Nang to monitor trees with GIS 1    Da Nang to monitor trees with GIS

Da Nang plans to use the geographic information system (GIS) in the city's public tree management work, the municipal People's Committee spokesman Vo Van Thuong said.

Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys

The Nghe An Province's environmental crimes division said this morning that it has detained a man for allegedly trafficking monkeys following a tip-off.