Thoi Dai newspaper (Vietnam Times), a forum of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations, on June 16 published its first online version in Chinese.

The edition mainly covers socio-politic issues and people-to-people diplomacy, including the policies of the Party and State in the country’s renovation process and global integration, contributing to raising the public’s awareness on the Vietnamese external affairs policies.

Addressing the launch, Le Quang Thien, Editor-in-Chief of Thoi Dai newspaper, said the debut version will reflect the official voice of the Vietnamese people and socio-politic organisations for Chinese readers.

It aims to provide information for those who are able to use the Chinese language around the world, helping them better understand the land and people of Vietnam, he added.

The version is also a type of people-to-people diplomatic channel, expressing the Vietnamese aspirations for peace, friendship and mutual respect as well as its will to safeguard the country.

Readers can access the version at