I discussed the human rights situation in Burma with Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Yesui when I visited Beijing in July 2006. Human rights, refugees, political prisoners and conditions in prisons have been discussed at official level with China and Russia.
During discussions on Burma at the UN we have made clear our concern about the human rights situation in Burma to all UN Security Council members, including China, Russia and South Africa. Our Permanent Representative's statement to the UN Security Council on 12 January reiterated these concerns. This statement was made in the presence of all UN Security Council Permanent Representatives.