Chou En Lai

1898- 1976

Chinese Politician


Chou En Lai was educated in both Japan and Paris. As a young man, he co-founded the Chinese Communist Party and the Communist youth group in China. He worked with the Kuomintang, until the break between the Communists and Chiang Kai-shek. Chou took part in the "Long March," and was a close advisor to Mao Tse Tung. Chou was the liaison between the Nationalists and the Communists during the Sino-Japanese War. Upon the establishment of the People's Republic of China, Chou became the Chinese Premier, a post he held until his death in 1976.