The article discusses the development of China’s foreign policy from the the period of modernization (Deng Xiaoping’s policies) to the present day, it came to power Xi Jinping, representing the fifth generation of Chinese leaders. Each new stage of development of China’s foreign policy strategy is characterized as continuity, and new conceptual provisions. Therefore, the evolutionary approach to considering the development of modern China’s foreign policy contributes to a better understanding and helps in predicting the future changes of China’s foreign policy. In modern foreign policy of ensuring peaceful international environment is a priority for the PRC. Specific manifestations of this priority are the multilateral diplomacy and development diplomacy. China actively participates in various international organizations such as the global level (UN), and the regional level(SCO), thereby increasing its international prestige.