This report was prepared by the Center for Clean Energy Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai Branch. The international experts at the Center for Resource Solutions also provided valuable input to the research. Based on study of existing CSP policies worldwide, the report analyzed and compared the advantages and disadvantages of each policy and their consequent effects; current domestic policies were also analyzed to assess the political environment for developing CSP in the country, and new policy options were recommended to address the political challenges and other barriers. Preliminary assessment of the CSP development potential of China was also included in this report. On basis of these, a strategic four-stage developing route for China’s CSP was proposed as a key component of the report.