A Chinese diplomatic drive to end the bloodshed in Syria seems to have had little impact so far.
Opposition activists say the army opened fire to break up a protest in Damascus, killing at least one person. It happened after the funerals of three youths killed in a demonstration yesteday.
The shooting came as a Chinese envoy met with Bashar al Assad elsewhere in the capital. Zhai Jun, who was also expected to meet opponents of the president has called on both sides to stop the violence.