The US has called the military's takeover of Myanmar's elected government a 'cue'.
In effect, the United States is moving toward imposing sanctions on Myanmar as well as reviewing cooperation.
Two senior officials gave the hint at a US State Department briefing on Tuesday night. Earlier, US President Joe Biden condemned the military coup in Myanmar and threatened to impose sanctions.
Beijing is not willing to evaluate the incident in Myanmar as a military coup. In their words, it is nothing but a 'cabinet reshuffle'.
Despite China's stance, the UN Security Council held an emergency meeting on the Myanmar issue in New York last night. There, UN Secretary General's special envoy for Myanmar, Christine Schreiner Bergner, highlighted the situation.
The United States, the United Kingdom, Norway and Ireland tweeted messages strongly condemning the military coup at the meeting.
After the meeting, the United Kingdom discussed a draft statement on behalf of the Security Council, but China showed no interest in it.
The Ambassador of the United Kingdom, President of the Security Council, said that the Myanmar issue is of great concern to the world and the international community.
I heard that concern very clearly among my colleagues this morning (last midnight Bangladesh time). Security Council colleagues will continue discussions to decide what the next steps will be.
International condemnation of the military coup continues. The British government has summoned Myanmar's ambassador to formally condemn it.
Australia and the European Union (EU) have also joined the list of condemnations. In addition, the United Nations Commission on Human Rights has expressed fear that arrests may begin at a large rate in Myanmar.
On the other hand, Aung San Suu Kyi's party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), has demanded her release. Many countries and organizations have condemned the coup. The UN Security Council has called an emergency meeting on the Myanmar issue.
But in spite of all this, the country's military forces continue to arrange everything according to their own way. They have practically imprisoned most of the MPs.
Joe Biden said the world must unite to pressure Myanmar's military to hand over power immediately to an elected government.
A report by China's state-run news agency Xinhua described the coup as a 'cabinet reshuffle' and a 'disagreement' between political parties.
Xinhua wrote, hoping the parties can resolve their differences.
On the other hand, as the reason for the change of power, another Chinese newspaper Global Times wrote, there is inconsistency in Myanmar's power structure. The newspaper also wrote that in the United States, Donald Trump refused to accept defeat.
It was at his instigation that the US Congress was attacked. Some experts believe that Trump's actions have emboldened Myanmar military officials.
The situation in Myanmar: The military was in tension with Suu Kyi's government over the last November's elections.
Among them, the army arrested the top leaders of the NLD, including Myanmar State Counselor Suu Kyi and President Uyin Myint, in a raid in the capital Nay Pyi Taw on Monday morning.
It is not known where these two have been kept until yesterday. The NLD issued a statement yesterday demanding the release of all party leaders including Suu Kyi.
Many members of parliament have been kept under virtual house arrest in their dormitories. An MP elected from the NLD told AFP yesterday that troops were patrolling outside. We can't go out.