China punishes more than 100 Tibetan officials
China continues to maintain its “No Covid” policy, strict epidemic prevention measures are assessed to show that this is still the country’s top goal.
“Broad-based discipline is a clear reminder to local Chinese officials what the top priority is now,” said Alfred Wu, an associate professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore.
China dismissed or reprimanded more than 100 officials in the Tibet Autonomous Region in August for failing to contain the Covid-19 outbreak.
22 officials in Lhasa, the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, last week faced disciplinary action for negligence in controlling Covid-19.
Five of them were dismissed, 17 were given a stern warning, the SCMP on August 28 quoted local authorities as saying.