I've been to Myanmar 2x+2 if you count work. Politically, they are similar to Thailand in that a foreigner may oversimplify the situation as being the military + the capital + the elite vs. the rest of the country. In Myanmar's case, he would say that Yangon is the capital and not the shitty little ghost town of nappy dog where he's had the unfortunate displeasure of being forced sober. Socio-economically, Myanmar is severely underdeveloped almost everywhere outside of Yangon, which itself is severely underdeveloped compared to most other SEA cities.
Chinese SOEs are heavily invested in energy and supporting infrastructure. In typical Chinese fashion, FDI is coupled with the export of thousands of undersexed male Chinese workers to colonize the recipient country in Special Economic Zones. One SEZ of particular interest is Kyaukpyu, a high-priority target of Chinese FDI to exploit Burmese offshore oil. They have a brand-new oil pipeline that leads to a brand-new refinery in Kunming. They also have a semi-new gas pipeline and railroad going the same way. They are building a deepwater port and, to bribe the Burmese government for allowing them an Indian Ocean port, another SEZ.
In short, the Burmese ruling class are on their knees sucking a tiny ritter Chinese cock for gibs. This is typical of countries targeted by Chinese FDI. Mostly for this reason, I doubt Myanmar can turn into another Syria.