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Books on Vietnam’s sea, island sovereignty debut

A collection of 20 books on Vietnam’s sea and island sovereignty has been released to the public.

Launched by the Information and Communications Publishing House, the books include studies, documents, legal and historical evidence affirming the sovereignty of Vietnam over the country’s seas and islands, including the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos.

The two archipelagos hold strategic locations, and the country’s sovereignty over them is clearly reflected through historical documents.

The East Sea borders Vietnam in the east and the south. Vietnamese people have long called this body of water the “East Sea” because it is east of the country. The Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagos are at the centre of this sea, one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world./.