Since 2008, many synthetically reform experimental districts have been set up, and a considerable number of local development planning has been promoted as national-level development strategies. This indicates some changes in the regional development strategy in China. The government has re-designed the regional development patterns and has decided on a regional development strategy based on
more scientific national spatial planning. Moreover, the layout of regional development has become more detailed. At the same time, the state has encouraged the locals to develop their own characteristics according to their own advantages. By this way the state enriches the content of the national and regional development strategies. The adjustments in the national and regional development strategies have also led to changes in intergovernmental relations.