Myanmar lawmaker and ethnic Kokang He Shaochang says most residents of the region near China's border don't support the rebels.
Food trucks aren't allowed in, while those needing emergency medical attention aren't allowed out.
Rebels say government troops are using civilians as human shields.
The Wa also deny supplying them with weapons.
Government troops attempt to lure some back with promises and handouts of candy and food.
The protesters say their land was unlawfully confiscated by the former junta.
Government careful not to blame Beijing; says is sharing information with China
A 10-year-old boy from Kokang dies in a Chinese hospital after tripping a land mine.
Amnesty report says the backpedaling comes despite ongoing reforms in the country.
Local residents say the civilians were killed by government forces in northeastern Shan state.
They want an increase in wages and the release of two protest leaders.
A look at the ethnic army that has clashed with government troops since early February.
But state media puts the number of casualties at four dead and 21 injured.
Myanmar says Chinese mercenaries are fighting against it, while civilians in Yunnan use 'secret channels' to send medicine.
Residents of Kokang in northern Myanmar are 'flying the Chinese flag.'
Decree follows fighting in Shan state zone that has killed dozens and displaced tens of thousands.
Rebel officer rejects accusation by the Myanmar government after deadly clashes.