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".

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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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An End To HK Property for HK People; Taiwan's Sunflower Movement; Special Needs Education 00:21:47 2014-04-11
The proposal was bold and straightforward: “Hong Kong Property for Hong Kong People”. Well, it’s been shelved already, amid claims that it never did have that much bite in the first place. The two Kai Tak sites bought by mainland developers under the scheme still haven’t passed Legco’s legislative procedures, which means that there could be no criminal liability for violating the previous rules or restrictions. The government says demand from overseas buyers has already dropped to a very low level.

There’ve been dark mutterings in some circles, particularly in mainland China, that Taiwan’s Sunflower Student Movement is the beginning of a pro-independence movement in Taiwan. Others say the students have limited aims, and that their departure from Taiwan’s legislative yuan this week shows that they may have already achieved just what they set out to do ...

There are about 34,000 special needs students in integrated or “inclusive” local Cantonese-speaking schools, apart from 8,000 in individual schools catering exclusively to such children. For non-Cantonese speakers things can be even tougher, as affordable places are very hard to come by in international schools too.