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 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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District Council review: fall of heavy-weight councillors & rise of "Umbrella Soldiers", tactic of s 00:21:57 2015-11-28
Last Sunday’s District Council elections were seen by many as the opportunity to deliver a defining political verdict on last year’s Umbrella Movement protest. If that’s true, voters certainly did have something to say. The turnout rate was 47%, up 5.5% on 2011, and a record high. As always, pro-government candidates had more resources.
This time, reporters documented how transportation services, mainly for elderly voters led to ‘advice’ being given on how they should vote, even so it appears that it left some of them rather confused. Once again, the pro-government side took the majority of seats, although the DAB, the biggest pro-government party lost 17 seats. Pro-democratic candidates, on the other hand, gained 25 seats.

In part one, we highlighted some of the results in the District Council elections. Now for the post mortem. And with us in the studio are Emily Lau, Chairman of the Democratic Party, Holden Chow, Vice-chairman of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong and Joseph Cheng, Deputy Convenor of Power for Democracy.