Louisa Greve

Louisa Greve is vice-president for Asia, Middle East and North Africa, and Global Programs at the National Endowment for Democracy, where she served previously as Director for East Asia. She managed NED’s China grants program for fifteen years.

January 2013, Volume 24, Issue 1

China at the Tipping Point? The Troubled Periphery

The response of the Chinese state (and of Chinese society at large) to the problems of the country’s periphery—Tibet, Xinjiang, and Inner Mongolia, as well as hundreds of counties, prefectures, and townships in Sichuan, Qinghai, Yunnan, and other areas—is piling more tension and misery upon the populations there, but it is not undermining state power.