Tuổi Trẻ ("Youth", [tuəj˧˩˧ ʈʂɛ˧˩˧]) 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 is 450,000.
Although this newspaper is one of the main office in the media, people assert that this newspaper is run by state, because there are some article about the political issues were rejected.
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, the newspaper had 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. Ms. Vu Kim Hanh, former Tuoi Tre Newspaper's editorial direction, was dismissed for lack of serious "demerit". Mr Le Van Nuoi, who was the Ho Chi Minh City Community Assistant at that time, had to dismiss her and managed the office until he completed his term of office at Ho Chi Minh City Community.
In 2000, it commissioned a survey among youths in Ho Chi Minh City which found out that Bill Gates is more admired than Ho Chi Minh. This resulteds in the published copies being destroyed by state censors and the three editors harshly sanctioned.
In 2005, there are copious articles about the Zuellig Pharma from Lan Anh who is the reporter of Tuoi Tre. She had investigated the monopolization of this company in the medication market. Since supporting the foreign company, Government prosecuted her and forced the newspaper office discharge her out the professional.
In 2007, two main editors - Huynh Son Phuoc and Truong Quang Vinh, was replaced by the two neophytes from Ho Chi Minh City Community, although new editors did not have any specialization in this professional.