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 Saturday on RTHK 31 & 31A at 00:00-00:30, and a repeat at 18:00-18:30. TVB Pearl on Saturday Morning at 08:30-09:00

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

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Policy Address 2017 00:21:57 2017-01-21
On Wednesday, the Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying delivered his final policy address. It was the longest so far and took Leung two and a half hours to deliver it. He claimed that all the promises of his election platform had “basically been implemented”. That claim was met in some quarters by polite, or maybe not so polite, scepticism.

In part one, we focused on sections of the Policy Address dealing with livelihood issues such as a soon-to-be-announced voluntary health insurance scheme, universal pensions, and the Mandatory Provident Fund offsetting mechanism. With us in the studio to look at other areas of the Address are Stephen Wong of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Paul Zimmerman, District Councillor and CEO of Designing Hong Kong.

Finally this week, on Monday, the State Council in Beijing approved the resignations of Chief Secretary Carrie Lam and Financial Secretary John Tsang. It took just four for Carrie Lam to get the official nod from Beijing, after announcing her resignation last Thursday. She made it clear that she was doing so to run in for Chief Executive election. Sticking more closely to civil service rules of procedure John Tsang, who tendered his resignation five weeks ago, only announced his candidacy this week, joining the other declared contenders Regina Ip, former judge Woo Kwok-hing and former DAB member, Wu Sai-chuen.