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    GV Exhibition Hall

    A photo exhibition devoted to the Hsisha Islands is held in Peking recently.


    The color photos show the heroic exploits of the armymen and people on the Hsisha Islands in their concernted efforts to defend and build up the archipelago. About 100 photos are on display.

    1st. photo

    The fair and fertile Hsisha Islands are like a handful of pearls scattered over the South China Sea. The islands abound in marine resources and form one of the major fishing grounds in the South China Sea.


    Chinese fishermen have cast their nets here since ancient times.

    Excavating relice

    Proofs and evidences of this are the many historical relics discovered on the islands.


    This is part of the porcelains of the Sung Dynasty unearthed on the archipelago's Kanchuen Island and Peichiao Island.

    2 procelain basins

    Procelain basins of the Ching Dynasty with blue patterns.

    Copper coins

    Ancient copper coins discovered on the Hsisha Islands include those used in the Western Han, the Eastern Han, the Sung and the Ming Dynasties.

    Memorial stone

    A memorial stone bearing the inscription in Chinese: 'In memory of the inspection tour'.

    These relies prove that the Haisha Islands have been part of China's territory since early times.

    Anti-aircraft guns, military exercise on sea

    In early 1974 the Saigon authority blatantly sent armed forces to invade the Hsisha Islands and the Chinese armymen and civilians retaliated in self defence and victoriously safe-guarded the territorial integrity of the Motherland. The Chinese national flag unfurls over the archipelago.

    Handing out Chairman Kao's works

    Chairman Mao's works from Chinese leaders is a great encouragement to the island defenders.

    Mass criticism

    The island armymen and civilians are X only brave soldiers in repulsing aggression; they are also in the fore-front in the current revolutionary mass criticism.

    Soldiers charge with rifle in hand

    Inspired by the current mass campoirn of criticizing Lin Piao and Confucius, the island armymen and civilians are exerting even greater efforts in grasping the revolution and sharpening their preparedness against war. Regular military training keeps the island defenders in combat readiness to wipe intruding ensiles at all times.

    Men work

    Defend The Haisha Islands: Build up the Hsisha Islands: With the army and civilians solidly united, on even brighter future for the Hsishe Islands rests assured:


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