The Pulse

The Pulse

Type:VideoLanguage:EnglishCategories:NewsCurrent 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 7:00pm, and on TVB Pearl on Saturday Morning at 8:30am.

Initial webcast & RTHK31: Saturday HKT 0100 - 0130

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

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Interview with Jasper Tsang Yok-sing & "confirmation form" controversy 00:21:57 2016-07-30
Outgoing Legislative Council president Tsang Yok-sing, for the first time, reveals conditions under which he will contemplate running for Chief Executive, he also discusses obstacles facing candidates for the Legco elections, as well as whether debate on Hong Kong independence should be silenced.

With the end of the nomination period for the September LegCo election, there’s been concern about the Electoral Affairs Commission’s introduction of a new “confirmation form”, which is being described as a method of political screening. As we’ll see this mostly affects people who have at some point espoused a pro-independence stance. Meanwhile three prominent student leaders who took part in the Umbrella Movement are also facing serious problems.