World Bank's Chief Economist Swam to China?
12:01 PM, Feb 11, 2008 • By JENNIFER CHOU
In a letter written to his family in Taiwan long after his defection, Lin stated that "based on my cultural, historical, political, economic and military understanding, it is my belief that returning to the motherland is a historical inevitability; it is also the optimal choice."
Lin sent his wife instead.
In an interview with Chinese media after the announcement of his World Bank appointment, Lin expressed a desire to visit Taiwan. He added, somewhat poignantly, that it was not up to him whether the trip would ever take place.