Zhou Enlai

[ joh en-lahy; Chinese joh -uhn-lahy ]
/ ˈdʒoʊ ɛnˈlaɪ; Chinese ˈdʒoʊ ˈʌnˈlaɪ /

noun

1898–1976, Chinese Communist leader: premier 1949–76.

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Also (Wade-Giles) Chou En-lai [joh -en-lahy] /ˈdʒoʊ ˈɛnˈlaɪ/ .

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British Dictionary definitions for Zhou Enlai

Zhou En Lai
/ (ɛn laɪ) /

noun

the Pinyin transliteration of the Chinese name for Chou En-lai
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Cultural definitions for Zhou Enlai

Zhou En-lai
[ (joh en-leye) ]

A Chinese political leader of the twentieth century. Zhou was a founder of the Chinese Communist party and an ally of Mao Zedong. As China's premier, he helped establish closer relations between his country and Western nations in the 1970s.

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