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Enlai Zhou (1898–1976)

En-lai Chou (Enlai Zhou) is wildly recognized as the most influential diplomat in the history of Communist China, but less commonly known as the right-hand man of Zedong Mao. He was born in rural Hwaian, China, in 1898 (the exact date is unknown). The son of an imperial government bureaucrat, Chou was disillusioned by the Manchu court's concessions... See full bio »


(age 77) in Peking, China

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 2015 All Eyes and Ears (Documentary)
 1965 China (Documentary)
 1964 Panorama (TV Series)
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- Episode dated 13 January 1964 (1964) ... Self - Interview (as Tschu En-lai)
 1950 Liberated China (Documentary)
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Alternate Names:

Chou En-Lai | Tschu En-lai | Ciu en Lai

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He and his wife had no children, but adopted several orphans of "revolutionary martyrs," including Li Peng, who later became Premier. Zhou himself had been adopted by a wealthy Tianjin family.

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