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Canadian Chinese to hold events to mark 120th anniversary of Zhou Enlai's birth

  TORONTO, July 10 (Xinhua) -- Canadian Chinese will hold a series of events in Toronto starting Aug. 17 to mark the 120th anniversary of late Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai's birth.

  The organizing committee of the commemoration told a press conference in Toronto on Tuesday that the events, including a large-scale concert, a photo exhibition and forums, will last six days.

  Together with other founders of the People's Republic of China (PRC), Zhou Enlai played a significant role in the revolutionary years toward establishing the PRC in October 1949, and served as the premier until his death in January 1976.

  He had made unremitting efforts to develop the national economy, and shape foreign policies such as the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence in international relations, according to the organizers.

  Zhou, born in March 1898, is respected and commemorated in China and around the world. He is regarded as a major contributor to China-Canada diplomatic ties, the organizers said.