A Foreign Ministry spokesman told reporters Tuesday that any action adopted by the Security Council should be extremely prudent and useful and not involve sanctions.
The council is considering issuing a statement condemning the crackdown. China is a close ally and major trading partner with Burma.
It has veto power as a permanent member of the Security Council, and has blocked action against Burma in the past.
As China speaks out, Burma's government is reaching out to detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, appointing a special liaison to communicate with her and voicing its desire for better relations.
A report in the state-controlled "New Light of Myanmar" newspaper today said Burma's military leaders want "smooth relations" with the Aung San Suu Kyi, whom they have kept under house arrest for more than a decade.
On Monday, the Burmese government announced its appointment of deputy labor minister, Major General Aung Kyi, to serve as a liaison. Political analysts note that Aung Kyi is known for being reasonable and has been used by the country's military leaders in the past to resolve tough disputes. Aung San Suu Kyi has yet to respond to the gesture.
This report is provided by AP,AFP and Reuters