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Guo Wengui

Patrick Ho, a former Hong Kong home affairs secretary, has been convicted in New York on seven of eight counts of bribery and money laundering. Photo: SCMP

The long – and political – arm of US law

There is a common thread in the cases against former Hong Kong minister Patrick Ho Chi-ping, Huawei’s Sabrina Meng Wanzhou and fugitive mainland billionaire Guo Wengui - America’s multiple fronts against China.