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Corruption in China

Podcast: the colourful life of Patrick Ho before being embroiled in a bribery scandal - SCMP Long Reads

PUBLISHED : Friday, 07 December, 2018, 2:43pm
UPDATED : Friday, 07 December, 2018, 4:15pm

Many remember Ho picking an ominous Kau Chim fortune stick during Lunar New Year 2003, the year of Sars. He went to the US to study music, but became a prominent eye surgeon instead, with a stint at Harvard.

Former Hong Kong minister Patrick Ho Chi-ping has now been found guilty by a federal jury in New York of offering millions of dollars in bribes to African officials, and now faces jail time in the United States.

Orignal story by Alvin Lum and Emma Kazaryan

The colourful life of Patrick Ho before he was embroiled in bribery scandal

Read by Brian Peach