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 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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The anti-Falun Gong Campaign and Freedom of Speech; Minor Rural Works - Spoiling the Countryside? 00:21:47 2012-11-30
Hong Kong has freedom of religion. That should include even religious practices that the Chinese Communist Party does not like. But take a trip to the Star Ferry, one of Hong Kong’s top tourist attractions for mainlanders, and you may begin to wonder if that’s true. Some of the banners that cover the concourse belong to the Falun Gong, which calls itself a spiritual discipline. This is the most visible of several protests around Hong Kong the group’s practitioners have set up. However, most of the banners her now belong to a mysterious organization called the Hong Kong Youth Care Association Limited, that seems to have declared war on the Falun Gong. Now some Hong Kong groups, concerned that this campaign amounts to an attack on Hong Kong’s freedom of speech by mainland forces, have started fighting back.

It’s so relaxing to get out in the country and away from the city streets. But Hong Kong’s nature lovers constantly find the countryside is being “improved”, with concrete paths over hiking trails, pavilions, rest stops, new roads and other alleged amenities. These minor works can have a damaging effect on the environment, and there are fears that some may be initiated to boost the opportunities for future private property developments.