State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi should raise the issue of refugees sheltering in China when she meets with Chinese leaders this week, says Human Rights Watch.
Yan Kyin Kan, a Lower House MP for the Kokang Democracy and Unity Party, discusses the challenges facing his war-torn region in Shan State.
It is believed the three Chinese men were stopped and searched by Burmese soldiers, who suspected they may be spies after viewing pictures on their phones.
Lincang government says it is doing everything possible to provide safe havens for Kokang refugees, and is providing physical and medical aid at shelters.
Authorities issue an order that effectively restricts non-local aid groups from offering assistance; meanwhile the number of refugees continues to swell.
Medics and aid workers say humanitarian supplies are fast drying up for the thousands of Kokang civilians who fled their homes to take refuge in shelters.