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, RTHK's The Pulse. 

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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Greater Bay Area & the rise of nano flats 00:21:57 2017-04-29
Hong Kong’s property prices are notoriously high. The annual US-based Demographia global housing affordability survey has ranked it as ‘terrible’ for the seventh consecutive year, and ranks Hong Kong as the world’s least affordable urban centre in which to buy a home. And no, it’s not an illusion, those homes really are shrinking. The average living area per person in Hong Kong has shrunk by almost 30% from 67.6 square feet to 47.8 square feet. And if the old shoeboxes were not snug enough, we now have the so-called nano flats.

The people who run the government have however come up with a new housing solution: they’re saying if Hongkongers can’t afford Hong Kong, they should go live in the mainland, or more precisely the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area. That’s the advice from outgoing Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and Financial Secretary Paul Chan. With us in the studio are Lau Ping-cheung non-official member of the Economic Development Commission, and chairman of the Liberal Party, Felix Chon.