Tag Archives: Zhou Enlai

Taipei Watcher: China’s censorship on homosexuality disappoints

China’s ban on a popular drama and a new book highlights its fluctuating stance on homosexuality. Can Taiwan serve as a positive influence?
By Eddy Chang  /  Staff reporter
Tsoi Wing-mui

Tsoi Wing-mui, author of a new book, The Secret Emotional Life of Zhou Enlai, points to a photo in December of last year of a young Zhou Enlai and a schoolmate. Photo: Reuters

The romance between Gu Hai (顧海) and Bai Luoyin (白洛因), two handsome gay senior high school students from the Web series Addiction (上癮), has caused a sensation in both China and Taiwan. Continue reading

Book Says Zhou Enlai, Chinese Premier, May Have Been Gay


Zhou Enlai

Zhou Enlai, the first premier of the People’s Republic of China, in 1973. A new book offers a radical reinterpretation of Zhou’s life: He was probably gay. Credit Sovfoto/Universal Images Group, via Getty Images

HONG KONG — He was a towering figure of the 20th century, instrumental in building the Chinese Communist Party from the battlefield to the halls of power. He worked alongside Mao Zedong for decades, and was revered for his rich intellect and even temperament. Continue reading

Zhou Enlai: Was Communist China’s first premier gay?

By Juliana Liu Hong Kong correspondent, BBC News

Li Fujing-Zhou Enlai

Tsoi Wing-mui argues that Li Fujing (left) and Zhou (right) were more than just close friends

Handsome and urbane, Zhou Enlai presented a modern, progressive face of China at home and abroad during more than 25 years as the country’s first premier. Continue reading