Patrick Ho

Manhattan market offers up bargains

With home prices in Hong Kong surging, investors are likely to consider that condominiums in Manhattan are underpriced.

Wednesday, 13 July, 2011, 12:00am

Political evolution

Is the Executive Council 'useless', as some critics claim, and should its role and composition be reviewed, as advocated by Secretary for Home Affairs Patrick Ho Chi-ping? Write to us.

26 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

In Brief

Patrick Ho questions role and makeup of Exco

25 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Patrick Ho's teflon shield still intact

It's easy to 'misunderestimate' - to use a word coined by US President George W. Bush - home affairs chief Patrick Ho Chi-ping. But a recent incident, gone unnoticed by the press, has put him in a different light and augurs well for his future under the all-but-certain second term of Donald Tsang Yam-kuen as chief executive.

3 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Donning another hat

Secretary for Home Affairs Patrick Ho Chi-ping (centre) sports a traditional cap at a colourful celebration of Nepal's multicultural society in Kowloon Park piazza yesterday.

15 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Public money not to be spent buying history: Patrick Ho

Public money would not be spent to secure ownership of 218 historic buildings that are in private hands, Secretary for Home Affairs Patrick Ho Chi-ping said yesterday.

But exceptions were possible in individual cases where the government saw an overriding need, he said.

10 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Don't talk of love, show us you really care for soccer

Home Affairs Secretary Patrick Ho Chi-ping's opinion piece 'A city's love affair with football' (July 10) describes a glamorous soccer history in which every resident can take pride.

12 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Diversity will guide arts policy, says culture chief

The government will emphasise diversity rather than seek to impose a direction on arts and cultural policy, Home Affairs Secretary Patrick Ho Chi-ping said.

Speaking on RTHK's Letter to Hong Kong, Dr Ho said Hong Kong took pride in its heritage from the east and west.

19 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

CPPCC to play bigger role in city's political life

Fraternity associations being set up to foster closer ties among HK delegates

More Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference delegates are setting up fraternity associations in Hong Kong to strengthen their role in politics.

10 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Club for Guangdong CPPCCs' HK corps

Hong Kong delegates to Guangdong chapters of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference set up a 'fraternity association' in the city yesterday. It was the first organisation of its kind formed by local members of the nation's advisory bodies.

2 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Taiwan may beat HK to Vatican art show

Island could hold exhibition next year, spoiling city's chance of playing a leading role in Holy See's ties with the mainland

As Hong Kong officials dither over how and when to hold an exhibition of Vatican art, Taiwan appears to have beaten the city to the punch with plans for a display of the Christian artefacts, probably next year.

10 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Rice handouts will continue, says Patrick Ho

The home affairs secretary promised last night not to ban rice handouts during the Hungry Ghost Festival after an 82-year-old woman died while queuing in Tsim Sha Tsui last week.

6 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

In brief

HKU's big contribution to online library

The University of Hong Kong was the second-largest contributor of original cataloguing records for the year to the WorldCat database of the Online Computer Library Consortia, a membership organisation made up of 50,540 libraries in 84 countries.

12 May 2005 - 12:00am

Doubts remain, but EOC has a chance to rebuild

The investigation into the troubles which engulfed the Equal Opportunities Commission in 2003 was discredited before it had even begun.

So the government cannot reasonably expect the public to accept the panel's findings as the result of an impartial and objective search for the truth. It has only itself to blame for this.

3 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

In Brief

Poultry deliveries to reach 15,000 a day

Deliveries of frozen ducks and geese from the mainland will reach about 15,000 a day starting today, but will still be about 5,000 short of normal levels, local importers said yesterday.

26 Jan 2005 - 12:00am