The People's Republic of China is the world's most populous state. It is a great power and is considered to be a potential superpower.
At the end of the Chinese Civil War in the 1940s, China refused to ally itself with the unitarian communist state of Russia, instead opting to focus on building communism within its own borders. China remained aloof from the Cold War, not allying with either state and instead slowly increasing its influence across Asia. Since the fall of Russia and unitarianism, China has become the world's leading communist power, founding Comecon, the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance, and taking in the formerly Russian-allied countries that remained communist.