The Pulse

The Pulse

Type:VideoLanguage:EnglishCategories:Current AffairsStatus:On going Description: RTHK's English-language current affairs programme that takes "The Pulse" of Hong Kong ... and the world around it.

"The Pulse" is presented by locally and internationally known journalist and writer Steve Vines.

Its focus? The latest events and trends that affect Hong Kong - from the corridors of power and business boardrooms, to the streets and dai pai dongs.

"The Pulse" is politics. What's happening in the Legislative Council and on the streets right now.

"The Pulse" is the media, informing us how well or badly our press and broadcast organisations diagnose and reflect the society around us.

"The Pulse" is insightful, in-depth reports and interviews on current issues - examining those issues in depth, looking behind and beyond the news.

Its focus is on the timely. The Now.

Keep your eye ... and your finger ... on "The Pulse".

If you want to discuss anything you've seen in "The Pulse", or anything in the public eye right now, or just to talk about the show, why not join in the debate on our Facebook page 

The programme is aired every Friday evening on ATV World at 18:55, and on TVB Pearl on Saturday Morning at 08:30 am.

Initial webcast: Friday HKT 2100 - 2130

Archive available later after live webcast. ** Please note that the programme air-time on TV is different with webcast time.

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Excessive lead found in drinking water, Hong Kong's English language media, Clampdown on lawyers & a 00:21:57 2015-07-17
Sit down, put your feet up, have a glass of water. Or maybe not. Most of us take it for granted, but the discovery of excessive lead in water supplies at some public housing estates has sparked an outcry and put the government in full damage control mode.

If you’re going to call yourself “Asia’s World City”, you would apparently wish to be seen as a multi-lingual and multi-cultural society, and that includes some lip-service at least to the world’s lingua franca: English. But it you are a non-Chinese speaker in Hong Kong it’s been getting harder to keep up in a timely fashion with what’s been going on as the traditional English language news media has been shrinking.

Over the past week, human rights lawyers and activists in 24 cities and provinces in China have been detained, gone missing, or been taken into custody by the police.
State media have called the mass arrests an effort to “smash a major criminal gang”. But is this more like a flexing of government muscle in the wake of the new national security law?

That’s it for this week and this season of The Pulse. The summer doldrums are upon us. We’ll be back with a new season on 9th October. Meanwhile, if the longing and withdrawal symptoms get too much you can watch previous episodes on our RTHK website. Or chat to us on our Facebook page: RTHK’s The Pulse. See you in October. Goodbye