Five Principles of Peace




The Five Principles of Peace were first written by Premier Zhou Enlai of China on December 31, 1953.
The Principles are:

1. Mutual respect for each nation’s territorial integrity and sovereignty
2. Mutual non-aggression
3. Mutual non-interference in each other’s internal affairs
4. Equality and mutual benefit
5. Peaceful co-existence

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60th Anniversary of the First Writing

by Premier Zhou Enlai, 2013

 National People’s Congress, Beijing

October 20, 2013, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm.

dove-main1. Opening: Music from Butterfly Lovers, Concerto for Violin dedicated to Premier Zhou Enlai

2. Michael North, co-founder of the Zhou Enlai Peace Institute; introduction of hostess, Wu Jia Bao (Angela Wong)

3. History Presentation; Mme Zhou Bingde; The Original Purpose of the Five Principles

4. Zhang Ying Ph.D, Foreign Studies University, editor of “People’s Diplomacy”

5. Short Documentary Film, “The International Significance of the Five Principles Today”, produced by the Zhou Enlai Peace Institute, introduced by Michael North, film producer and co-founder

6. “Dance of the Five Principles”; an original dance created for this celebration by T’ai Chi performer, Chungliang Wang

7. Break for Dinner

8. The Five Principles: perspectives from three of the original participants in the Bandung Conference. Presented by the Ambassadors to the People’s Republic of China of each country; includes a brief arts presentation on peace from each country

a. The Republic of Ghana

b. The Republic of Indonesia

c. The Republic of Turkey

dove-profile9. Recognition of the last Queen of the Kingdom of Hawai’i, Queen Lili’uokalani; presentation of the Lei of Peace, a community project. A gift from the people of Hawai’i to the people of China.

10. Final Remarks: Michael North, co-founder


Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries
Zhou Enlai Study Group, Central Committee
Zhou Enlai National Memorial, Huaian
National People’s Congress (CPPCC)


Major Continuing Projects
of the Zhou Enlai Peace Institute:

  1. Research, study and publication of works about Zhou Enlai and his role as a peacemaker for China and the world; reaching wide audiences through the media of books, websites, video, exhibits and personal speakers
  2. Five Principles of Peace Celebration, Beijing, October 20, 2013, celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Five Principles of Peace written by Zhou Enlai; special delegations from Thailand, Indonesia, India, Turkey, Ghana, Hawaii and the United States
  3. Scholarships for gifted students in China from remote areas of the country; arts and cultural exchange scholarships, for deserving artists in China and internationally
  4. Peace Garden, dedicated to Zhou Enlai and Deng Ying Chao, in partnership with United Nations and University of Hawaii, located in Honolulu
  5. Study and outreach projects for existing Zhou Enlai institutions in China, including those in Shanghai, Huaian, Nanjing, Tianjin, Guangzhou, Xian
  6. The Zhou Enlai Visitor Center; design and building of a permanent home in Beijing, open to the public
  7. Pacific Center for International Peace, a center for mediation and reconciliation to be established near Honolulu, Hawaii
  8. Treasures of China; a project to identify cultural treasures of China’s history around the world and facilitate their return to China