From the second to the fifth of February 2013, Khanh Hoa appropriate authorities deploy the installation of four ancient maps to show Paracel and Spratly Islands belong to Vietnamese territory at fifteen locations on Khanh Hoa Province. These maps originated from the Qing Dynasty (China), The Ming Dynasty (Vietnam) and France. Accordingly, the four maps include: "Hoàng triều trực tỉnh địa dư toàn đồ" (a Chinese administrative map of provincial boundaries), published under the Qing Dynasty in 1904, which shows that the Southern point of China at that time ended at Hainan island only, not Tay Sa and Nam Sa Islands, means Paracel and the Spratly Islands belong to Vietnam; the second map is "An Nam dai quoc hoa do" (the Map of the Great Country of An Nam) drawn by Jean Louis Taberd of France in 1838, which depicts the "Paracel seu Cat Vang" archipelago belongs to the territory of Vietnam; the third map is a map of Indochinese meteorological stations, the French established in 1940, … [Read more...] about Khanh Hoa:Displaying four maps to show the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) belong to Vietnamese territory.
VietNamNet Bridge – Up to 700 books, documents and pictures of Vietnam’s sovereignty over the East Sea, particularly the Hoang Sa (Paracels) and Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands are showcased at an exhibition which opened on July 8, in the central province of Quang Ngai. The exhibition, entitled “Our sea and islands”, is jointly held by the Library of Quang Ngai province and the libraries of some neighboring provinces, to support the National Tourism Year in Central and Southern Coastal Region – Phu Yen Province 2011. The exhibition introduces 350 books, 300 documents and 50 photos of the beauty of Vietnam’s sea and islands. Many documents emphasize Vietnam’s sovereignty over the Paracel and Spratly Islands. Among them are ancient documents related to the Nguyen Dynasty’s Hoang Sa Flotila’s operations in the East Sea and on the Paracels and Spratly Islands hundreds of years ago. Some documentaries about Vietnam’s sea and islands … [Read more...] about Hundreds of historical documents on the Paracels, Spratly Islands on display
VietNamNet Bridge - The Paracel (Hoang Sa) and the Spratly (Truong Sa) Islands are two archipelagos offshore Vietnam. The closest point of the Paracel Islands is 120 nautical miles east of the central city of Da Nang and Ré Island, a coastal island of Vietnam. Meanwhile, the closest point of the Spratly Islands is about 250 nautical miles to the east of Cam Ranh Bay, Nha Trang city, Khanh Hoa province. VN condemns Chinese intrusion In the old days, with vague information about the Paracel and the Spratly Islands, navigators only knew about a large area in the middle of the sea with submerged cays, which was very dangerous for watercrafts, referred to as "Bien Dong (East Sea) by Vietnamese. Ancient Vietnamese documents indicate this area with various names, including "Bai Cat Vang" (Golden Sandbank), "Hoang Sa" (Golden Sand), "Van Ly Hoang Sa" (Ten-Thousand-Li  Golden Sand), "Dai Truong Sa" (Grand Long Sand), or "Van Ly Truong Sa" (Ten-Thousand-Li Long Sand). Most of the nautical … [Read more...] about Historical documents on Vietnam’s sovereignty over Paracel and Spratly islands
The 58 photos depicted different scenes of Ly Son island taken by Minh when he lived with Ly Son’s fishermen and took part in a number of festivals, visited graves and read historical documents about the island. The artist also wanted to raise Vietnamese people’s awareness of defending their territorial sovereignty. The exhibition was one of the activities to celebrate the 2011 southcentral region National Tourism Year -Phu Yen. Source: VOV … [Read more...] about Quang Ngai hosts exhibition on Paracel Islands
VietNamNet Bridge – The American Journal “Christian Science Monitor” recently published an article on the collection of maps proving Vietnam’s sovereignty over the Paracel and Spratly Islands of a Vietnamese American, Mr. Tran Dinh Thang. The East Sea disputes This is the first article in the U.S. that has the statement "Paracel and Spratly Islands belong to Vietnam" though it was personally made by Thang. Thang has collected 150 maps and three Chinese ancient atlases, which indicate that the Paracels and the Spratlys were never a part of China. Below is the article of Mai Ngoc Chau, who is studying M.A of Journalism in Boston about Thang. Obligation to keep the country In 1995 Tran Dinh Thang invited Prof. Tran Van Khe, an expert on traditional Vietnamese music to give a talk at the University of Connecticut (UConn). That summer, the distinguished professor, who taught at the Sorbonne University in Paris, visited the UConn campus. His talk became part of … [Read more...] about U.S. newspaper confirms “Spratlys and Paracels belong to Vietnam”