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Zhou Enlai By Patrick Campbell Zhou Enlai (1898– 1976) was a leading figure in the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and premier (1949–76) and foreign minister (1949–58) of the People’s Republic of China, who played a major role in the Chinese Revolution and later in the conduct of China’s foreign relations. Zhou was born to a gentry family and was raised by his uncle in Shaoxing, Zhejiang province, where he received his elementary education. He graduated from school in Tianjin and went to Japan in 1917 for further studies. He returned to Tianjin in the wake of the student demonstrations in Beijing that became known as the May Fourth Movement. Soon after becoming active in student publications he was arrested in 1920. After his release from jail that fall, he left for France under a work-and-study program. It was in France that Zhou made a lifelong commitment to the communist cause. He became an organizer for the CCP in Europe after its founding in Shanghai in July 1921. In the summer of 1924 Zhou returned to China and took part in the national revolution led by Sun Yat-sen’s Nationalist Party. In 1925 Zhou married Deng Yingchao, a student activist who later became a prominent member of the CCP. Zhou was appointed deputy
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