Patrick Ho Chi-ping, Hong Kong’s former secretary for home affairs, is accused in the US of offering US$2.9 million of bribes to government officials in Africa. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Former Hong Kong minister Patrick Ho fails to have corruption charges against him thrown out of court

Ho is accused of offering US$2.9 million of bribes to government officials in Africa in advancing oil and development rights in Uganda and Chad for Shanghai-based CEFC China Energy

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Patrick Ho Chi-ping, Hong Kong’s former secretary for home affairs, is accused in the US of offering US$2.9 million of bribes to government officials in Africa. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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Robert Delaney

Robert Delaney is the Post’s North America bureau chief. He spent 11 years in China as a language student and correspondent for Dow Jones Newswires and Bloomberg, and continued covering the country as a correspondent and an academic after leaving. His debut novel, The Wounded Muse, draws on actual events that played out in Beijing while he lived there.

Alvin Lum

Alvin Lum

Alvin Lum is an award-winning political journalist specialising in Hong Kong politics and the city's justice system. Previously, he worked for the Hong Kong Economic Journal and Citizen News.