In an interview with the Chinese-language Liberty Times (the Taipei Times’ sister paper) on Thursday, former presidential adviser Wu Li-pei (吳澧培) revealed that Chen contacted him earlier this year and said he was willing to provide capital “to help do something toward the expansion of Taiwan’s diplomatic relations.”Note that nomoney laundering was going on, according to Wu, and that his story tracks Chen's. Wu made his money in banking and knows what the rules are. He is a longtime independence supporter with a track record of providing and organizing funds on Taiwan's behalf. It is a shame that Wu has to be out there defending himself because of Chen Shui-bian.
Wu, a long-time independence advocate, said this gesture had moved him and he therefore agreed to do what he had been asked.
Wu said in the interview that he was very surprised that Chen had since exposed him,
since this was certain to create problems for him in his ongoing efforts.
Saying that he has worked for the Taiwanese cause his whole life, Wu said he never talked about how much he had done and donated. He did not want people to start questioning his actions from a personal or moral perspective and therefore wanted to take the chance in the interview to clearly explain everything, adding that if there was anything investigators found unclear he could of course provide further explanation.