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.
-Zhou was an activist in the nationalistic May Fourth Movement.
-he was arrested briefly.
-later that year he went to France, where he joined the French branch of the Chinese communist party.
-he returned to china and the next year married Deng Yingchao, an active revolutionary.
-Zhou Enlai made many visits to the USSR.
-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.
-during the second SINO-JAPANESE WAR, he was the liaison representative of the communist force at the Kuomintang (Nationalist) capital.
-high points of his later diplomacy include the Sino-Soviet friendship treaty.
-the bandung conference of nonaligned nations.
-signed with U.S. president Richard Nixon, and the Shanghai communique.
-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