China vowed to severely punish officials in Tibet who support exiled spiritual leader and Nobel Laureate, the Dalai Lama, state run media reported Wednesday.

The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, (CCDI), China’s anti corruption watchdog had observed that some grass-root officials in Tibet were indulging in corruption.

Ye Dongsong, head of the inspection team of CCDI said that Tibet Autonomous Region was not exempted from the anti-graft campaign and asked the Tibetan officials to root out corruption and to take counter measures against the separatists. He also asked the official’s to strictly supervise the government projects in the region.

Responding to the CCDI inspection team’s report, Communist party chief of Tibet, Chen Quanguo, said that China would wipe out any separatist tendencies.

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