The Pulse

The Pulse

類型:視像語言:英文分類:NewsCurrent Affairs狀態:播放中 節目簡介: 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, RTHK's The Pulse. 

The programme is aired every Saturday on RTHK 31 & 31A at 18:00, and a repeat on Sundays at 06:30.

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

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Overcrowding and manpower crisis at public hospitals & does food expiration dates matter 00:21:37 2018-02-24
The flu season is upon us, and, not for the first time it’s led to overcrowding and a medical manpower crisis in public hospitals. According to the Hospital Authority, around 230 people have died since the start of the winter flu season in early January. Public hospitals are severely stretched. With us in the studio are legislator Kwok Ka-ki and Alex Lam Chairman of Hong Kong Patients' Voices.

Food waste in Hong Kong is a big problem. It makes up the largest portion of municipal waste in local landfills. We dump more than 3,000 tonnes each day. Some of it is perfectly edible. And it’s not just cheap food. Many packaged food products, especially in supermarkets, are marked with “use by” or “best before” dates. Just before the Lunar New Year, there were reports on social media that 3,000 tins of abalone, which had passed their sell-by date had been dumped at one refuse collection point.
It’s a situation that’s drawn attention worldwide, with many food retailers even arguing they are scared to give expired food to charities in case food poisoning leads to criminal liability. Much of it though is completely safe.

We'll leave you with images of the Chinese New Year ritual last Saturday where there was confusion as a fortune stick picked by the Sha Tin rural committee vice-chairman was mixed up with the one drawn for Hong Kong by Heung Yee Kuk chairman Kenneth Lau. Both sticks had mixed messages. And there've been mixed reviews for Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing's new "Connect Hall", criticised for having a less than original design, being shoddily finished, and for including a wall with characters containing negative words such as "bribe", "thief", "defeat" and "poor".