Definition of Zhou Enlai in English:

Zhou Enlai

(also Chou En-lai)

Pronunciation /ˌjō ˌenˈlī/ /ˌdʒoʊ ˌɛnˈlaɪ/

proper noun

  • (1898–1976), Chinese Communist statesman, prime minister of China 1949–76. A founder of the Chinese Communist Party, he organized a Communist workers' revolt in 1927 in Shanghai in support of the Kuomintang forces surrounding the city. As premier, he was a moderating influence during the Cultural Revolution and presided over the moves toward detente with the US in 1972–3.