Thursday, June 2, 2016

Newly Found Maps Dispute Beijing's South China Sea Claims :-)

Dr. Son had previously made trips to the Yale University Library and the U.S. Library of Congress to collect proof of Vietnam’s sovereignty over the Truong Sa (Spratly) and Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelagos in the South China Sea.

Two maps throw doubt on China’s claims According to a report in the Ho Chi Minh  Saigon City-based Tuoi Tre News on Sunday, Dr. Son found two map collections which sketched China’s territory during the Qing dynasty in the 17th and 18th Centuries.

The first collection, around 200 maps, was named Qianlong’s Map in Thirteen Rows, and dated 1760. The maps illustrate in detail all the territories that belonged to China under the rule of Qianlong Emperor (1735-1796). The territories ...

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