As recently as August, China called on the West to "respect" the new detention of the Burmese opposition leader.
But today in Geneva, "China and other allies of the military government in Burma joined an international call for the release of jailed opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi." This development came in response to a Burma court verdict Friday that "rejected Suu Kyi's latest appeal for freedom." (Star h/t KMK). It coincides with moves by the US to improve its relations with Burma.
Shockingly, at this critical juncture, US senators charged with tracking developments in Burma are AWOL -- as my investigation here shows.