TIMELINE: China Under Communist Rule Follow major points in the recent history of modern China's history, from the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949 to a recent political scandal that has rocked the ruling Communist Party.
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TIMELINE: China Under Communist Rule

China's Communist Party has ruled the country for more than 60 years, from the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949 by Chairman Mao Zedong to a recent political scandal at the upper echelons that signals cracks in the political system.