Some 500 residents turn out on Friday in the town of Namhkam in northern Shan State to protest the visit of Chinese officials from across the common border.
Thousands gathered in Namhkam, Shan State, on Friday morning to protest against commercial mining operations.
Two Burmese Army officers who oversaw the beating of a Shan State village chief and community leaders have been transferred out of the region.
A village in northern Shan State has been almost entirely evacuated following threats by the Burmese military, according to a local who claims he was tortured by soldiers in the village earlier this week.
An explosion at a cigarette factory in Namhkam township, northern Shan State, has left several people hospitalised and has raised suspicions that it was a planned attack. Meanwhile IDPs forced to flee the fighting are running out of food and shelter.
An annual Buddhist festival has been cancelled in Namhkam for security reasons following three bomb blasts in the northern Shan state town which left one man dead and another injured.