Ji Chaozhu, who has died aged 91, was an interpreter and envoy for Zhou Enlai, Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping. Photo: Reuters Ji Chaozhu, who has died aged 91, was an interpreter and envoy for Zhou Enlai, Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping. Photo: Reuters
Ji Chaozhu, who has died aged 91, was an interpreter and envoy for Zhou Enlai, Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping. Photo: Reuters

Ji Chaozhu, Chinese diplomat who acted as bridge with US during historic thaw in relations, dies aged 91

  • Zhou Enlai protégé played ‘indispensable’ role in historic meetings between Chinese premier, Mao Zedong, Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger
  • Harvard-educated diplomat was later sent to Washington to help normalise relations and won the trust of senior leaders on both sides

Topic |   Diplomacy
Ji Chaozhu, who has died aged 91, was an interpreter and envoy for Zhou Enlai, Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping. Photo: Reuters Ji Chaozhu, who has died aged 91, was an interpreter and envoy for Zhou Enlai, Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping. Photo: Reuters
Ji Chaozhu, who has died aged 91, was an interpreter and envoy for Zhou Enlai, Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping. Photo: Reuters
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