The gap between men and women in many Asian countries continue to grow in favor of males. This is especially evident in China and India, where live almost four out of every 10 people in the world.
For a variety of reasons, there have always been more males than females in Asian countries. But the numbers are more extreme now than ever before.
A high-ranking Beijing official estimated last week that the current average of 117 males for every 100 females in China will increase. By the year 2020 that could produce a surplus of 40 million males who will never marry.