"China hopes that all parties concerned in Myanmar show restraint, resume stability through peaceful means as soon as possible, promote domestic reconciliation and achieve democracy and development," Wen said, in a statement release by the Chinese ministry of foreign affairs.
China, has been watching the events unfolding in strife torn Burma, and has been hinting that the junta do something about it. The UN special envoy's visit to Burma, where he met with the Burma Army brass with his three-member team in the new jungle capital in Nay Pyi Taw and followed it up with a 90-minute meeting with the Burmese Nobel Peace Laureate in a state guest house in Rangoon, may have spurred the Chinese government to act.
China has been uncomfortable with the situation In Burma ever since the National Convention was heading towards a conclusion. It was apprehensive about the restlessness in the Sino-Burma border, where ethnic ceasefire groups, under mounting pressure from the junta to surrender their arms, started regrouping to take on the Burma Army raising fears of a fresh civil war which could seriously jeopardize China hosting the 2008 Olympic Games.