The bulk of Terry Gou's investments are in mainland China, where he employs more than one million workers in massive factories, raising concerns over his perceived cosiness with Beijing's leadership.
After first visiting New York, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen will continue her 10-day trip by meeting her Guatemalan counterpart Giammattei and Belize Prime Minister Briceno in their respective countries.
Speaker candidate Kevin McCarthy takes a significant step to securing the gavel after four days of deadlock and 14 voting rounds as he manages to win 15 of the 20 hardline fellow Republicans blocking his path.
House of Representatives, mired in a chaotic leadership battle, again rejects Republican Kevin McCarthy's bid to lead the chamber as rebels in the party defy ex-president Donald Trump's call for unity.
He won no more than 203 votes in three rounds of voting, losing as many as 20 Republicans from his slim 222-seat majority.
Republican Kevin McCarthy loses three rounds of dramatic vote for speaker of US House of Representatives as hardliners from his own party rebel against him, leaving new Republican majority in turmoil.
David DePape, accused of breaking into US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's San Francisco home and clubbing her husband in the head with a hammer, pleads not guilty to attempted murder and other charges.
US media reported that the assailant shouted "Where is Nancy?" before the attack and told police he was "waiting for Nancy" when they arrived at the scene.
The moves are part of a "common pattern for Beijing", according to analysts, who fear more disruptions of agricultural and food trade can be expected in the coming days.
China considers Taiwan its territory and has indicated through repeated warnings that it would view a visit to the island by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as a major provocation.
Nancy Pelosi met with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong who urged the US official to strive for "stable" ties with China amid an escalation in tensions between Washington and Beijing over Taiwan.
Former president Donald Trump will go on trial in the US Senate soon after a fresh impeachment case against the former president is transmitted on Monday by the House of Representatives.
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