300 episodes

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. 

Starting 3 April, the programme is aired every Friday on RTHK 31 at 19:30. 

We're on Facebook
RTHK's The Pulse https://www.facebook.com/RTHK.Pulse/
Instagram @rthkthepulse
Twitter @thepulse_rthk https://twitter.com/thepulse_rthk 

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

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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. 

Starting 3 April, the programme is aired every Friday on RTHK 31 at 19:30. 

We're on Facebook
RTHK's The Pulse https://www.facebook.com/RTHK.Pulse/
Instagram @rthkthepulse
Twitter @thepulse_rthk https://twitter.com/thepulse_rthk 

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

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    Interview with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary Péter Szijjártó

    Interview with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary Péter Szijjártó

    As we record this show there are over a million confirmed Covid-19 cases and more than 50,000 deaths attributed to the disease worldwide. But the virus itself isn’t the only concern. Another is the draconian powers many governments are giving themselve...

    • 24 min
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    Coronavirus situations in New York city, London and Lombardy, Italy & interview with WHO Bruce A

    Coronavirus situations in New York city, London and Lombardy, Italy & interview with WHO Bruce A

    The Covid-19 virus has swept across the world with no end in sight. Because of uncertainties over testing in some countries, the full impact of the virus is uncertain,
    however it is widely estimated that there are now more than half a million cases ...

    • 21 min
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    China expels three U.S. media outlets: discussion with Keith Richburg & interview with Holocaust sur

    China expels three U.S. media outlets: discussion with Keith Richburg & interview with Holocaust sur

    Relations between the United States and China continue to deteriorate. On top of the trade war we have seen an escalating war of words over the origins of the coronavirus pandemic. Now the dispute between the two countries has veered in the direction o...

    • 21 min
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    Hong Kong's Budget & the impact of the coronavirus on the global economy

    Hong Kong's Budget & the impact of the coronavirus on the global economy

    On Wednesday, the World Health Organisation declared the coronavirus outbreak to be a pandemic as cases outside of China surged 13-fold in two weeks. The virus has spread to well over a hundred countries. Italy, Europe’s worst affected country, on Mond...

    • 21 min
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    Budget 2020-2021: Disucssion with Law Chi-kwong, Secretary for Labour and Welfare

    Budget 2020-2021: Disucssion with Law Chi-kwong, Secretary for Labour and Welfare

    Hello and welcome to The Pulse.

    The ramifications of last week’s budget are still being assessed. It came after months of protests, and the Covid-19 outbreak, which have delivered a body blow to Hong Kong’s economy. To soften the blow, the governmen...

    • 24 min
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    Wuhan lockdown & Hong Kong people stranded in Wuhan

    Wuhan lockdown & Hong Kong people stranded in Wuhan

    Since January 23rd, the city of Wuhan has been under lockdown. 11 million people have been subjected to un precedented quarantine restrictio0 70s1 for more than a month. On Monday morning, came news that the authorities were about to relax the loc...

    • 21 min

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