ON THE WEB, 2 May 2017
A senior discipline inspection official has lambasted some Party officials for allegedly donating money to the 14th Dalai Lama, saying such behaviour severely undermines the Party’s fight against separatism.
Some Party officials have neglected important political issues and the country’s anti-separatist struggle, wrote Wang Yongjun, head of the discipline watchdog in Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region.
Some have even donated to the 14th Dalai Lama clique, joined illegal underground organizations and provided intelligence to overseas organizations, Wang wrote in an article published on Monday in a magazine run by the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Commission of Discipline Inspection and the Ministry of Supervision.
A few Party officials are failing to “uphold their political integrity” and are “completely ignoring political discipline,” Wang added.
Such behaviour has affected CPC coherence and its ability to fight separatism, he said.
China considers the 14th Dalai Lama as a political exile who has attempted to split Tibet from China under the guise of religion.
Tibet is firmly against separatism and cracked down on secession and sabotage activities by the Dalai Lama clique in 2016, Qizhala, regional government chairman, said in a speech in March.
A 2016 report issued by Tibet’s discipline watchdog has linked 15 Party officials to alleged illegal overseas separatist organizations in 2014 who provided intelligence to the Dalai Lama clique and funded secessionist activities, the China News Service reported.