VietNamNet Bridge ‘ A map drawn by Chinese prior to 1909, Hainan Island is China’s southern-most island. Meanwhile, in European maritime maps, Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands belonged to Vietnam.
In early 2012, Hoang Sa Island District (Da nang city) cooperated with the Da nang Museum, to publish the Hoang Sa Yearbook. The 200-page book including four parts: Hoang Sa belongs to Vietnam, State management over Hoang Sa District, Hoang Sa and historical evidences, Da nang people’s feelings about Hoang Sa.
The yearbook also consists of historical evidences of Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa and stories of 24 witnesses who used to live and work on the islands in the 50s-70s.