China punished officials for helping Dalai Lama group

The Communist Party of China (CPC) punished 15 officials in 2014 for participating in the outlawed underground "Tibetan Independence" organisation and providing intelligence to the Dalai Lama group, a media report said on Wednesday.

IANS| Updated: Jan 28, 2015, 16:30 PM IST

Beijing: The Communist Party of China (CPC) punished 15 officials in 2014 for participating in the outlawed underground "Tibetan Independence" organisation and providing intelligence to the Dalai Lama group, a media report said on Wednesday.

Several officials were put under investigation in 2014 for assisting "activities that would harm national security", the People`s Daily quoted authorities in the Tibet autonomous region as saying on Tuesday.

Six "typical" cases of party members and civil servants violating discipline were announced in Tibet and 45 officials, who abandoned their positions and neglected their duties were severely punished, said Wang Gang, an official with the party discipline commission.

Some officials failed to take a firm stand on issues related to the Tibet question and some officials in the region were found to be seriously corrupt, said Ye Dongsong, head of an inspection team of the CPC discipline commission in November 2014.

Ye said the Tibetan regional government focuses on neutralising separatists, maintaining social stability, cracking down on corruption and strictly monitoring projects in the region.