KHANH HOA (VNS)— Copies of four old maps testifying to Viet Nam's sovereignty over the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagoes in the East Sea have been on display around coastal Khanh Hoa Province since last Saturday.
The maps include Dai Nam thong nhat toan do (The Complete Map of Unified Dai Nam), which was published under the Minh Mang reign in 1834 and An Nam dai quoc hoa do (the Map of the Great Country of An Nam) drawn by Jean Louis Taberd of France in 1838.
Both maps clearly mark the waters and islands in the archipelagoes as belonging to Viet Nam.
Copies of the historical documents were displayed at the provincial Cultural Centre, the Cau Da tourism port, the Nha Trang Oceanology Institute, Nha Trang Station and Cam Ranh International Airport, as well as in the main streets of districts, towns and cities in the province. The initiative has caught the imagination of the public and word-of-mouth about the displays has quickly spread. — VNS