The Communist Party of China first gained power in the 1920s. At the time, China was weak and dominated by outside powers. Communism, founded on the principle of anti-imperialism, helped China forge its own national identity by uniting against foreign enemies. Today, even though the force of communism in China has faded, the country continues to rail against foreign powers and to cultivate a strong sense of nationalism that sometimes puts it at odds with powers like the U.S. Listen to learn more about the history of communism in China and how communist ideology has shaped the relationship between China and the U.S. in the past century.
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