China Again Urged To Help End Repression In Myanmar – Reuters
Human Rights Watch urged China on Thursday to use its U.N. Security Council membership to help end state repression in Myanmar after last month’s crackdown on street protests.
The New York-based rights group noted that the auspicious date August 8, 2008, chosen as the opening day of the Beijing Olympics, marked the 20th anniversary of the 1988 pro-democracy protests in Myanmar, also crushed by the military a month later.
The United States has urged China to do more to lean on its junta ally and the two have differed over what action the Security Council should take. [Full Text]