Ye Hsin-tsun added that Huang Pai-lu is an orphan, and when he was a child, he was adopted and raised by the Huang Family, and after growing up, he had no relatives. Eventually he married Wu Li-hua, and....
According to the paper, Ye Hsin-tsun is Huang's best friend. It is a common pattern in the local media reporting on personage X for the reporter to "cite" someone close to X, and then later, X's friend denies ever having talked to a reporter. In any given case one doesn't know what to believe, but with so many, the pattern is clear: reporters appear to be making up interviews.
What's the nonsense? Well, everything. You see, it just so happens that Huang Pai-lu is my wife's sixth uncle. Far from having no relatives, Huang comes from a family of eight brothers and three sisters, by two wives. He was not an orphan, but, in a longstanding local custom, was given by my wife's grandfather's second wife to her sister to foster and raise because that family had no son. He is well aware of what family he came from; my wife has met him, and many of her relatives attended the wedding of Huang's daughter and Chen's Shui-bian's son. Needless to say, all of this is a matter of public record, which the reporter was too incompetent to locate.
Oh, and yes, that's right In some ghostly way, I'm related to Chen Shui-bian. And, for that matter, Huang Pai-lu.