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Chou En-lai (also Zhou Enlai)

Born: 1898 AD
Died: 1976 AD, at 78 years of age.

Nationality: Chinese
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1898 - Born in Huaian, Kiangsu province, China

-was a Chinese communist administrator who, as premier, organized and ran the central government of the people’s republic of China and personally directed the country’s foreign affairs fore more than 25 years.

1919
-Zhou was an activist in the nationalistic May Fourth Movement.

1920
-he was arrested briefly.

-later that year he went to France, where he joined the French branch of the Chinese communist party.

1924
-he returned to china and the next year married Deng Yingchao, an active revolutionary.

1927
-Zhou Enlai made many visits to the USSR.

1935
-his early specialty, military affairs, bought him into frequent conflict with Mao Zedong before Mao became party chairman.

-Zhou Enlai was the Chinese communist party’s best negotiator and one of the great diplomats of the 20th century.

1937-1945
-during the second SINO-JAPANESE WAR, he was the liaison representative of the communist force at the Kuomintang (Nationalist) capital.

1950
-high points of his later diplomacy include the Sino-Soviet friendship treaty.

1955
-the bandung conference of nonaligned nations.

1972
-signed with U.S. president Richard Nixon, and the Shanghai communique.

1927-1976
-Zhou Enlai served continuously on the politburo of the Chinese communist party.

-as premier, he ran the government from 1949 until his death.

-he held primary responsibility for foreign relations during those years and was influential in domestic affairs.

1976- Died on January 8

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