‘China is even worse!’
It may well be true in A, B, C point. But two problems with that:
1. Because X place is worse than Y place it does not mean - AT ALL - that we should give up and accept the moderately bad state of Y. Especially when the solutions are sometimes clear and easy. Things should be improved even if the problem is only moderate.
2. That attitude breeds a kind of arrogance and blindness that often ends up with Y ‘moderately bad’ place being left behind by X ‘very bad’ place. Because the bad place makes effort to improve, and after 20 years or so is - in reality - better than the Y place that has made no effort to improve.