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Zhou Enlai
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Birth: Mar. 5, 1898
Death: Jan. 8, 1976

Chinese Premier, Diplomat. A member of a noted and well-to-do gentry family, he was educated in China at the American-supported Nankai Middle School, and later attended an university in Japan from 1917 to 1919. Zhou's youthful participation in radical movements brought him several months' imprisonment in Tietsin. After his release, he studied in France from 1920 to 1922. A founder of the Chinese Communist party, he established the Paris-based Chinese Communist Youth Group, an organization for expatriate Chinese students in 1922. Zhou lived for a few months in England and then studied in Germany. He returned to China in 1924 and joined Sun Yat-sen, who was then cooperating with the communists. Zhou served from 1924 to 1926 as deputy director of the political department at the Whampoa Military Academy, of which Chiang Kai-Shek was commandant. After the Northern Expedition began, he worked as a labor organizer. In 1927, Zhou directed a general strike in Shanghai that laid the city open to Chiang's Nationalist forces. Soon after, however, Chiang broke with the communists, executing many of his former allies. After this happened, Zhou became a fugitive from the Kuomintang. He held prominent military and political posts in the Chinese Communist party, and participated in the Long March of 1934 and 1935 of the communist army to northwest China. During the partial Communist-Kuomintang rapprochement from 1936 to 1946, Zhou was the chief Communist liaison officer. In 1949, with the establishment of the People's Republic of China at Beijing, he became premier and foreign minister. Zhou headed the Chinese Communist delegation to the Geneva Conference of 1954 and to the Bandung Conference of 1955. In 1958 he relinquished the foreign ministry, but retained the premiership. A practical-minded administrator, Zhou maintained his position through all of Communist China's ideological upheavals, including the Great Leap Forward of 1958 and the Cultural Revolution of 1966 to 1970. He is believed to be largely responsible for China's reestablishment of contacts with the West, particularly the United States in the early 1970s. 
 
Burial:
Babaoshan Cemetery
Beijing
Beijing Municipality, China
 
Created by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
Record added: Jan 25, 2010
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Zhou Enlai
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Zhou Enlai
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Zhou Enlai
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