How did China’s communist ideology affect their role in the Cold War?

Events

October 24, 1945 - 1971
1946 - 1949
1947 - 1991
October 1, 1949
February 14, 1950
June 25, 1950
June 25, 1950 - July 27, 1953
March 5, 1953
1954 - 1955
1960
October 16, 1964
1970
1971
February 21, 1972
January 1, 1979
February 9, 2017