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

Events

China member of the UN Security Council

October 24, 1945 - 1971

Communist Revolution

1946 - 1949

Cold War

1947 - 1991

China Becomes a Communist State

October 1, 1949

Nationalists flee to Taiwan

Sino-Soviet Treaty of Friendship, Alliance, and Mutual Assistance

February 14, 1950

Chinese interference in the Korean War

June 25, 1950

Korean War

June 25, 1950 - July 27, 1953

Stalin Dies

March 5, 1953

Taiwan Strait Crisis

1954 - 1955

Sino-Soviet Split

1960

China's first atomic test

October 16, 1964

Ping-Pong Diplomacy

1970

US stops recognizing Taiwan as Chinese capital

1971

Makes effort to develop relationship with the PRC

Nixon visits China

February 21, 1972

US and PRC develop formal diplomatic relations (One China Policy)

January 1, 1979

Trump re-affirms one China policy

February 9, 2017