China Again Urged To Help End Repression In Myanmar – Reuters

From Reuters:

Human Rights Watch urged China on Thursday to use its U.N. Security Council membership to help end state repression in 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]

Read also China: Take Concrete Action on Burma Now, and Letter to President Hu Jintao on Burma from .

October 17, 2007 10:18 PM
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