US State department official has met the representative of Burmese military junta to discuss about the lack of human rights and democratization in Burma.
The meeting between the Under-Secretary of State Eric John and a representative from Burma took place this week in Beijing under the good office of Chinese government.
“We talked about the lack of rights and peaceful movement towards democratic rule in Burma very sharply and expressed our serious concern about these situations. Although they invited us to come to Rangoon, we insisted that John’s delegation will go there only if he is allowed to meet Aung San Suu Kyi.” An official from the state department told VOA under the condition of anonymity.
This is a time when China seems to reconsider its polices towards some international issues like North Korea nuclear and Darfur crisis.
China has been the closest ally of the Burma since the 1988 popular democracy uprising which Burmese military ruthlessly suppressed and faced the boycott from majority of the international community including the United States.