Enlai, the first and the best Chinese
premier, did not accomplish his outstanding achievement
by himself alone. As the head of the administrative government,
he was guided and assisted by his two sworn brothers: Mao
Zedong （毛泽东）, the head of the Party that leads the government,
and Zhu De (朱德), the head of the army that protects the
In Chinese history there is an enchanting legend that tells
of the oath of brotherhood in a peach garden (桃园三结义). The
three men lived in the era of chaos and vowed to forge a
bloodbound alliance (by mixing their blood together through
drinking a bowl of wine flavoured with the blood from their
finger tips) to save the nation.
"We though were not born on the same day, but well wish
to die in the same year." (不求同日生，但求同年死). With the help
Liang, another celebrated Chinese premier in history,
the sworn brothers established a kingdom based on fairness
and justice that at a time indeed appeared brighter than
the sun, and having attained shared prosperity and collective
well being with spiritually
uplifting and soothing music and songs heard everywhere,
even from the city wall of an
empty town. Although this kingdom of utopia situated
in the region around today's Chongqing and Sichuan areas
lasted only for 30 years, and the three sworn brothers also
failed to die in the same year, their story has become a
source of inspiration to Chinese historians, novelists, storytellers,
opera singers, martial arts lovers and brotherhood followers
for generations over generations and over generations.
Then over 1,700 years later, there in China lived three
men, Mao Zedong, Zhou Enlai and Zhu De. It was an era of
total chaos, and when the three met, they vowed to forge
a comradeship to save the nation. They were not born on the
same day, and did not drink the wine mixed with their blood,
but they succeeded in establishing a brand new republic based
on fair and just system and leaving this world in each other's
companies. They died in the same year, that was 1976, a Fire
Among the three, Zhou Enlai was the youngest and the first
to check out. This kung fu expert and qigong practitioner
has passed all his tests and finished all his business on
earth and is said to go back to his master Monk Xuyun at
the backyard of a garden property in the forth Desire Heaven
Tushita (兜率天), preparing for a hype jump towards the ultimate
enlightenment. Half a year later, the eldest brother Zhu
De bowed out. And another two months after, Mao Zedong bid
farewell to his beloved people and troubled nation.
"But no," Mao Zedong then changed his mind, supposedly,
and said to Zhu De who was waiting for him at the heavenward
elevator and Zhou Enlai who was waiting for them at the inner
paradise, "I can't just leave ... leave them to handle
the mess on their own, and watch them to be taken down and
broken up by wolves, foxes, tigers and eagles. Old Brother
Zhu, you must go to yin world to summon a hundred thousand
former warriors to prepare for a final showdown 30 years
later, and Enlai, make sure you will drop a few hype links
from above to help the fight."
So Zhou Enlai waits, for that crucial moment.
So Zhu De goes, to recruit yin armies.
So Mao Zedong has stayed, in the heart of the China dragon,
keeping a watchful eye over the nation from the Gate of Tiananmen.
Mao Zedong: Enlai, see that, China in the
Zhou Enlai: Oh, yeah, Chairman, I've seen it
... that's sooooo brilliant!
Mao Zedong: What's your time now? We still
have a few unfinished business here.
Zhou Enlai: Still quite a few years left, Chairman.
I'll do my best to help.
Time was up, finally. But the blueprint of Four Modernization
was laid down. Chinese people gathered in Tiananmen Square
after they learned on 9 January 1976 the news of Premier
Zhou's death .
The words on the banner read: We miss Premier