Taipei, Dec. 28 (CNA) U.S. Congressman Bill Owens will arrive in Taipei Wednesday to visit Taiwan's leading chip-maker, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. (TSMC), to discuss a possible investment plan, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA).
The visit was motivated by TSMC's interest to invest in New York, the state that Owens represents, Remus Chen, deputy director-general of the MOFA's Department of North American Affairs, told local media.
On Wednesday, TSMC confirmed Owens' visit, but did not reveal details of the upcoming meeting.
During his four-day stay in Taiwan, Owens will also call on President Ma Ying-jeou, Foreign Minister Timothy Yang, Minister of Defense Kao Hua-chu, and members of the Legislative Yuan to exchange views on Taiwan-U.S. relations and cross-strait issues, according to a press statement released by the MOFA on Tuesday.
Owens was chosen to represent New York's 23rd Congressional District in November of 2009 and is a member of the House Committee on Agriculture, the Committee on Armed Services, and the Committee on Small Business.
(By Nancy Liu)