RTHK's English-language current affairs programme that takes "The Pulse" of Hong Kong ... and the world around it.
It’s all over bar the shouting … and a judicial review or two. Last Sunday’s Legco by-election to fill three district and one functional constituency seat ended up with two victories for pro-democrat candidates and two for the pro-government camp. The overall turnout in the three geographical constituencies wasn’t great at just 43%. In fact turnout at by-elections generally tends to be lower and there were complaints that the government played down publicity for this one. Our team was out on voting day and at the media centre for the vote count.
So, what next for the democrats, and Indeed what’s next for Hong Kong’s political development? On the morning after the final count, Liz Yuen spoke to political analyst Ma Ngok at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. And Charles Mok, convenor of the pan-democratic camp later in the week.
That’s all we have time for this week. We’re ending today’s programme with a tribute to the man who may have done more to open up the secrets of the origins of “life, the universe, and everything” than anyone since Albert Einstein. Stephen Hawking died in the early hours of Wednesday, aged 76. He had been told at the age of 22 that he had only a few more years to live, but instead, over the next half century, he went on to massively increase understanding of our origins. We'll see you next week. Goodbye.