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World Debate - Asia: Sharing the Wealth? Part 1

27 July 2011 Last updated at 18:30 BST

Asia has been leading the world out of the global financial crisis with tremendous economic growth. But is this new wealth being spread evenly?

Mishal Husain chairs a lively World Debate featuring Thailand's Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, Indonesia's Trade Minister Mari Pangestu, Congressman Walden Bello from the Philippines and Prashant Ruia of India's Essar Group.

Watch the debate - Asia: Sharing the Wealth?

Part 1 - The evidence of inequality

Part 2 - Exploring the correlation of growth and inequality

Part 3 - Changing a culture of corruption

Part 4 - Responsibility of the family or the state?

Part 5 - The role of democracy

Recorded on 13 June 2011. The World Debate is broadcast on BBC World News and BBC World Service.