Ne en 1928 dans la province du Sichuan dans le sud-ouest du pays, mais orphelin des l'age de trois ans quand son pere, un revolutionnaire communiste, tomba sous les balles des nationalistes du Kuomintang, Li Peng a ete recueilli et eleve par Chou En Lai
, compagnon de route du Grand Timonier Mao Tse Toung, fondateur de la Republique Populaire de Chine qu'il dirigea de 1949 jusqu'a sa mort le 9 Septembre 1976.
That assertion stands truer today than it did when uttered by Chinese Premier Chou en Lai
not long after the attainment of independence.
After 1965 war with India, then Chinese premier Chou En Lai
had suggested to Pakistan to focus on economic strength, which is a pre-condition to military strength.
Due to her close connection with Chou En Lai
and other Chinese officials, Han Suyin boldly claimed that she was an "insider" of China's affairs, while other non-Chinese were on the "outside, not inside" (HTD 184).
In 1951 and 1952 Grigor made highly controversial visits to Russia and China, where he met Chou En Lai
, with Quakers and the International Fellowship of Reconciliation and afterwards had to overcome smears of being a communist sympathiser.
I lived in China between 1956 and 1958, a China where even Third Secretaries frequently met the great first generation leaders of The Peoples Republic -- Mao Tse Tung, Chu De, Liu Shaio Chi, Chou En Lai
, Teng H Ping ( I have decided to use the Wade-- Giles system of Romanising Chinese names/ places and not the Pinyin system in which Chou En Lai
become Zhou En Lai).
But we must remember that more than 20 years ago, President Corazon Aquino's administration actually negotiated a code of conduct with Taipei to avoid precisely these unfortunate encounters, but it was scuttled due to our One-China policy sealed in the 1975 joint communique between Ferdinand Marcos and Chou En Lai
As longtime Maoist foreign minister Chou En Lai
replied when asked about the effect of the French Revolution on the course of human history: it is too soon to tell.
He was perhaps the first foreign journalist to be given exclusive interview by the great Chinese premier Chou En Lai
in early 50s." Afzal Khan added.
In the Chinese capital, Hammarskjold met Premier Chou En Lai
. The two men were fellow intellectuals and immediately got on well.