INSTRUCTIONS The Policy “Opinions of the CPC Central Committee and the State Council on Establishing More Effective New Coordinated Regional Development Mechanisms” is one example of a national policy that aims to support regional development across China. It includes many policy “objectives” (what to achieve) and “stipulations” (rules, how to achieve the objectives). Task: Read the policy text carefully and treat it as general guidelines which are to influence regional development activities across China. The policy mentions many strategies such as the integration of markets, cross-regional cooperation, mutual assistance mechanisms etc. Analyse the policy text to answer question 1: 1. How is regional development to be coordinated across space? Select one of the identified strategies and read additional sources (academic literature, documents by think tanks, international organisations, think tanks etc). Use the additional sources to evaluate how the strategy you have selected has been implemented in practice, to answer question 2: 2. How has this the strategy been implemented in practice? Finally, based on your reading of the policy and additional sources, evaluate the success of these strategies to answer question 3: 3. In your opinion, to what extent has the strategy met the objectives mentioned in the policy?