Regional Policy in China and the EU - A comparative perspective

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Available languages : English
Period : 2007-2013
Date : 03/01/2011

As large territories with wide economic and social disparities, China and the European Union face many similar challenges and share similar goals in achieving more balanced regional development.

Today, these challenges take on many forms, the acceleration of globalisation and the continuing opening of world trade, the effect of the technological revolution, the increasing role of the knowledge economy, the environment challenges, in particular climate change, the urban-rural divide, the increase in the social and economic disparities, migration and demographic trends. These challenges will have an asymmetric impact on EU and Chinese regions, tending to exacerbate existing differences and create new ones.


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Inspiring non-EU countries: EU - China