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China Youth Daily

Published since 1951 and distributed nationwide, the China Youth Daily is run by Central Committee of the Communist Youth League of China.

When it first started, it really was the voice of the youth: the average age of editors and reporters was 21.

Publication was halted in 1966 at the start of the Cultural Revolution and resumed in 1978 as a weekly newspaper published on Wednesdays. In 1987, China Youth Daily began publishing every day.

The newspaper has always had a large reader base because subscriptions were mandatory at universities and high schools. Nonetheless, it is a good and well-respected Chinese newspaper. Its "Freezing Point" supplement (冰点), long-form journalism or commentary, often pushes the boundaries of what's allowed by the authorities; in January, 2006, following the publication of an article critical of the mainstream narrative in history textbooks, the feature was suspended and editor Li Datong was fired. "Freezing Point" returned after a brief hiatus, but it seems to know its limits now.

According to the paper's website, China Youth Daily sells about half a million copies every day. The newspaper also runs Elite Reference, which reports on the foreign press.

Publication License Number: CN11-0061


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