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Andy Ho

Lifting the lid on a delicate problem

Eleven-year-old Andy Ho's mother was anxious about his upcoming admission to secondary school. But Ho (names changed for patient confidentiality reasons) had more reason than usual to worry about her son.

Tuesday, 29 May, 2012, 12:00am

Quiz proves ignorance can also be found over the border

THE HONG KONG handover in 1997 is a matter of national pride for China. Hence there were more than a few red faces when an aspirant in a government-sanctioned talent contest in front of a nationwide audience failed to answer a question asking when the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region was established.

14 May 2002 - 12:00am


In a column by Andy Ho published yesterday, it was stated that the EuroChristmas 2000 festival had ended. This was incorrect. The event is continuing and its last day is scheduled to be January 2. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

28 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

Apathy shrouds district polls

Next Sunday's District Councils election has emerged to be the least covered by the news media since elected seats were introduced into these government advisory boards in 1982.

Like their readers, most newspaper editors have not attached much significance to the upcoming polls, even though it will be the first District Councils ballot exercise since the 1997 handover.

23 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Mainland media's freedom to fabricate

Mainland newspapers can no longer be dismissed as state-owned propaganda machines.

Many are now subject to the same rules of the jungle as applied in any open society. The use of half-baked truth and even outright fabrication in pursuit of readers is as rampant there as it is in Hong Kong.

21 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

Fruits of future too green for the present

About 18 centuries ago, warlord Cao Cao's army was trapped in a desert land. To keep his thirsty soldiers marching, he lied to them that a grove of juicy plum trees was just ahead in the distance. Filled with hope, the troops managed to keep their heads up until they were finally replenished.

8 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Election doomed by its complexity

About 140,000 privileged voters from 31 sub-sectors are eligible on Thursday to return 588 electors for the Election Committee. The exercise has been billed as a prelude to the Legislative Council elections scheduled for May 25. However, it is evident this obscure nomination procedure is doomed to fail.

31 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Children's plea for peace

Domestic violence and communication problems among Hong Kong families may be worse than previously thought. A recent project asking children to speak their minds has revealed some disturbing facts about their psychological state.

3 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Petty chat threatens mainland ideology

Phone-in radio programmes are growing in popularity on the mainland. Cadres in charge of propaganda and ideology control are worried such free talk on the airwaves might contaminate the spiritual purity of their socialist country.

17 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Stay away from election farce

Andy Ho's article ('Vote or stay home; you can make your point', South China Morning Post, January 27) made the important observation that voters have a choice of voting or boycotting to make their point.

There is a third possibility; politicians of the democratic camp should boycott the election.

5 Feb 1998 - 12:00am