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The new government intends to achieve decentralization and balanced development at the same time with equal emphasis. This approach seems to be based on the assumption that the two are separable. However, this paper emphasizes that the two imperatives are not separable but interrelated and thus the current approach of the government is not desirable. Based on this premise, this study proposes some strategies to achieve the two imperatives, such as more formidable decentralization, differentated decentralization reflecting unequal conditions across the localities, endogenous regional development, strengthening local governance capability, etc. The basic tenet of these suggestions can be summarized as the decentralization policy supplemented with relevant concerns on equal development.