Most of Asia's major rivers originate in China, earning it the title of an “upstream superpower.” Concern over the weaponization of water, the responses of nations downstream, and climate change are stoking tensions as Asia's battles with water grow more intense. And the region's most disenfranchised are the hardest hit.
Women in Asia now hold more combined wealth than any other region except North America, and the sum is growing faster than anywhere else in the world. This series explores the drivers of this wealth, the extraordinary progress women have made and the hurdles of systemic discrimination that remain.
The world's most populous region by a massive margin, Asia is expected to grow by another 700 million in the next few decades. This series illustrates the human cost of food inflation and examines how Asia can feed more people, with fewer resources, in the decades to come.