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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What next for universal suffrage?; Martin Lee interview; Hard times for political publishers. 00:21:56 2014-07-25
It’s shaping up to be a contentious summer, with the National People’s Congress Standing Committee set to deliver a decision on Hong Kong’s constitutional reform at the end of August. For the moment, Democrats are still pressing for the opportunity to talk to Beijing’s representatives, who have been talking a lot to their allies. With us in the studio to talk about what's next is veteran democrat Martin Lee.

The Hong Kong Book Fair ended on Tuesday, with the organiser the Trade Development Council estimating that over 980,000 people visited. One of the major trends at the show was the movement towards e-books. That may be useful for some of Hong Kong’s publishers of political books, at least those who take a critical line. They say that getting their printed books in shops via local distributors is getting more and more difficult.