Zhou Enlai

Premier of the People's Republic of China Zhou Enlai

Profession: Premier of the People's Republic of China


Biography: First Premier of the People's Republic of China, serving from October 1949 until his death in January 1976.

Enlai was instrumental in consolidating the control of the Communist Party's rise to power, forming foreign policy, and developing the Chinese economy.

Born: March 5, 1898
Birthplace: Huai'an, China

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Pisces

Died: January 8, 1976 (aged 77)
Cause of Death: Bladder cancer

Married Life

  • 1925-08-08 China's Premier Zhou Enlai (27) weds Deng Yingchao (21) in Guangzhou

Historical Events

  • 1952-08-20 Soviet leader Joseph Stalin meets Chinese premier Zhou Enlai
  • 1955-04-11 Chartered Air India plane the "Kashmir Princess" is bombed and crashes into the South China Sea in a failed assassination attempt on Zhou Enlai by a Kuomintang secret agent
  • 1972-02-22 US President Richard Nixon, meets with Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai in Beijing
  • 1972-02-27 US President Richard Nixon and Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai issue Shanghai Communique

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