Tuổi Trẻ

Tuổi Trẻ ("Youth", [tuəj˧˩˧ ʈɛ˧˩˧]) is a major daily newspaper in Vietnam, publishing in Vietnamese from Hồ Chí Minh City. It was originally a publication of the Hồ Chí Minh Communist Youth Union (Vietnamese: Đoàn Thanh niên Cộng sản Hồ Chí Minh) of Ho Chi Minh City, and while it is still the official mouthpiece of that organization, it has grown to become the largest newspaper in the country. As of 2007 its daily circulation was 450,000.[1]

Tuổi Trẻ
Tuổi Trẻ Logo.svg
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Tuổi Trẻ front page on 1 August 2021
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union of Ho Chi Minh City
Editor-in-chiefLê Thế Chữ
Associate editorLê Xuân Trung
Đinh Minh Trung
FoundedSeptember 2, 1975 (1975-09-02)
HeadquartersTuổi Trẻ Tower
60A Hoang Van Thu Street, Ward 9, Phú Nhuận District, Ho Chi Minh City
Circulation500,000 daily

The printed newspaper includes: Tuổi Trẻ daily, weekly Tuổi Trẻ Cuối Tuần, semimonthly Tuổi Trẻ Cười. Online versions includes: a Vietnamese version Tuổi Trẻ Online and an English version Tuoi Tre News.


Tuoi Tre Newspaper was officially established on September 2, 1975. However, its precursor was propaganda leaflets issued by students and pupils in Saigon during their anti-American movements in the Vietnam War.

In its early stage, Tuoi Tre circulated tri-weekly. On September 1, 2000, it started to issue one more on Friday. From April 2, 2006, it became a daily newspaper.


Its headquarters is located on 60A, Hoàng Văn Thụ street, Ward 9, Phú Nhuận District, in the urban area of Ho Chi Minh City and not so far from Tan Son Nhat International Airport. Tuoi Tre has 8 representative offices in Hanoi at 72A Thuy Khue street (currently at 15 Doc Ngu street - Ba Dinh district while the building at Thuy Khue street is under reconstruction), Nghệ An, Huế, Đà Nẵng, Qui Nhơn, Nha Trang, Đà Lạt, and Cần Thơ.


Described as "pro-reformist" by the BBC,[2] the newspaper has run into trouble with the communist authorities several times.

In May 1991, its editor in chief was sacked when the paper ran an article trepidly acknowledging Ho Chi Minh's early marriage to Zeng Xueming.[3] Ms. Vu Kim Hanh, former Tuoi Tre Newspaper's editorial direction, was dismissed.

In 2000, it commissioned a survey among youths in Ho Chi Minh City which found that Bill Gates was more admired than Ho Chi Minh. This resulted in the published copies being destroyed by state censors and three editors sanctioned.[4][5]

In 2005, the newspaper published a series of investigative articles about the monopolization of the pharmaceutical market by Zuellig Pharma. The reporter, Lan Anh, was subsequently dismissed.

In July 2018, the government suspended the newspaper from publishing online for 3 months and fined it 220 million VND.[6] The disciplinary action came after the newspaper published an article on June 19, 2018 quoting President Trần Đại Quang agreeing with the need for a new law regarding protests. It left in place a reader's comment, in another article previously published on May 26, 2017, that was deemed by the Press Authority to be "splitting national unity".[7] The Press Authority determined that the content of the article quoting the President was "untrue" and "caused severe impact".

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ (in Vietnamese)"Cựu thủ tướng nói về báo Tuổi Trẻ". BBC Vietnamese. 22 August 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-22.
  2. ^ Nguyen Giang (2 March 2006). "Communist debate grips Vietnam". BBC News. Retrieved 2007-08-22.
  3. ^ Human Rights Watch (1992-01-01). "Human Rights Watch World Report 1992 - Vietnam". Retrieved 2009-08-03.
  4. ^ Long S Le (23 June 2007). "Vietnam's generational split". Asia Times Online. Archived from the original on 26 June 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-22.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  5. ^ Andrew Lam (24 April 2005). "The fall and rise of Saigon". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2007-08-22.
  6. ^ Vo Hai (2018-07-17). "Major online newspaper suspended for three months in Vietnam". VnExpress. Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  7. ^ Son Luong (17 July 2018). "Vietnam ministry suspends Tuoi Tre Online". Tuoi Tre News. Retrieved 20 May 2020.

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