U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has urged China and India to press Burma's military government more strongly on its poor human rights record.
She told a Senate panel Tuesday that the United States needs more help in the region. Rice said Asian countries should take what she called "an active and more public line" with Burma.
In addition to China and India, she urged the Association of South East Asian Nations to do more to push for reform in Burma, one of the ten members of the regional grouping.
China and India have maintained close ties with Burma, despite international calls for its isolation. The United State has imposed wide-ranging sanctions on Burma.
Information for this report is provided by AP and AFP.