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date: 03 March 2024

Zhou Enlai (Chou En Lai) 1898–1976
Chinese Communist statesman, Prime Minister 1949–76 

  1. Too early to say.
    in a conversation with Henry Kissinger about the success of revolutions in France, early 1970s. This has been widely quoted as referring to the French revolution of 1789, but Nixon's interpreter Chas Freeman and Chinese archives make clear that while questioned about the French revolution and the Paris Commune, Zhou Enlai in reply was clearly referring to the Paris riots of 1968
    in Financial Times 10 June 2011