@Oldschool they're crazy if they think the west will assist and recognized them, For me its domestic politics and China is a convenience excuse to blame.Well good for your confidence on Myanmar government to do the right thing!
To early to say that Myanmar government wouldn't damage China strategically especially with support of US.
Just keep an eye how the situation unfolded.
Last time China had confronted Myanmar government when it attacked wachin and kokang states and their bombs dropped on Chinese side. China had mobilized it's military, HQ9 , j11 all that at the border. That pressure eventually made Myanmar army retreated.