After the military regime in Myanmar executed four democratic advocates, the United States urged China to put pressure on the country.
According to State Department spokesman Ned Price, China has more sway in Myanmar than any other nation.
“The international community has been urged to increase their efforts.” In addition, we have some further plans for the future. “What he had to say was
A spokesperson for the Chinese foreign ministry, however, stated that Beijing did not meddle in the internal affairs of other nations.
Zhao Lijian, when asked about the executions, remarked that Myanmar should use its laws and constitution to settle disputes.
Mr. Price said there could be “no business as usual” with the junta dictatorship in Myanmar (also known as Burma) and urged all nations to stop selling weapons to the country and “refrain from lending the regime any degree of international credibility.”
A group of men whose fight ultimately cost them their lives
How did the killings get started?
Many people were executed, including the activist Kyaw Min Yu, often known as Ko Jimmy, and the former politician Phyo Zeya Thaw.
Following last year’s army-led coup, the activists were jailed on suspicion of “terror actions.” Closed-door proceedings were criticized by human rights organizations and resulted in a death sentence.
In June, appeals by Phyo Zeya Thaw and Ko Jimmy were rejected, reinforcing their respective convictions and sentences.
Hla Myo Aung and Aung Thura Zaw, the other two campaigners, have received less attention. For the murder of a lady suspected of working as a junta informant, they were given the death penalty. Amnesty International, a human rights organisation, has expressed concern that 100 additional persons in the country have been condemned to death after being convicted in identical proceedings.
While the Asean proposal was “dead on arrival” last year, according to the former US ambassador to Myanmar Scott Marciel, who spoke with the BBC, countries sympathetic to Myanmar’s democracy movement could do more.
Despite the fact that “it keeps getting hauled out and presented as a way forward when in fact it’s not,” he emphasized that it was not.
Rights groups, the United Nations’ high commissioner for human rights Michelle Bachelet, and Asean itself have all spoken out against the killings.
Ms. Bachelet described the move as “cruel and retrogressive,” adding that it was part of an ongoing “repressive effort” by the military against its people.