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Patrick Ho Chi-ping is a former Hong Kong home affairs minister.


Beijing’s supporters won’t have a strong case against Washington if they focus on legal rights of individuals. They need to ask different questions, like: what gives the US the right to ban foreign companies from doing business with Iran?

Jailing of former Hong Kong home affairs minister in the United States must never be forgotten by companies and businessmen from China who go abroad in search of new markets and growth opportunities

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.

  • Ophthalmologist-turned-politician Patrick Ho, a registered doctor since 1980, has been barred from practising medicine for 12 months by the Medical Council of Hong Kong
  • The suspension stems from his 2019 conviction in the US over a scheme in which he offered millions of dollars in bribes to African leaders

The former Hong Kong home affairs secretary was convicted for paying bribes to the presidents of Chad and Uganda in a United Nations-linked conspiracy.


The 70-year-old, who was jailed for 36 months and fined US$400,000 last year for bribery and money laundering, is also expected to be deported because his passport has expired.


Former home affairs secretary, who is serving three years in US prison for bribery, tried to set up meeting between Ugandan Sam Kutesa and Xi, though Kutesa did not ultimately meet Chinese president on visit to Beijing.

Ex-home affairs chief will be allowed to serve another six months at New York’s Metropolitan Correctional Centre to prepare for his appeal, before moving to an out-of-town prison.

Hong Kong’s disgraced former home affairs minister compares himself to Huawei boss Sabrina Meng and says charges against him were political, but prosecutors say he has shown no remorse and want him jailed for five years .

Farhan Haq, spokesman for António Guterres, tells the Post that, since 2016, General Assembly presidents have had to make a pledge of transparency. Three former presidents of the General Assembly were named in the recent bribery trial of Patrick Ho.

Disgraced former Hong Kong minister discussed ambition to influence politics in United States with boss of Chinese oil group after GOP swept to power in 2014 midterm elections.

The conviction of former Hong Kong minister Patrick Ho in a New York court and detention of Huawei’s chief financial officer, Sabrina Meng Wanzhou, in Canada have demonstrated the global reach of US law enforcement.

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

The former Hong Kong minister was found guilty by a federal court of offering millions of dollars in bribes to African officials and now faces jail time in the United States.

Prosecutors said Patrick Ho’s “classic” use of bribery as he worked for oil firm CEFC China Energy was “not how legitimate business is done”. But Ho’s defence called the prosecution “deeply flawed” and hammered the credibility of a star prosecution witness.

Former Senegalese foreign minister says he regrets making claims about nation’s diplomatic recognition of Beijing in 2005, during third day of testimony in New York.

Defendant also apologised to President Idriss Deby, who felt insulted and disrespected after finding money in boxes from him and CEFC China Energy representatives.