In a first, FCC commissioner visits Taiwan – Axios

Brendan Carr testifies during a House hearing on Mar. 31, 2022 in Washington, DC. Photo: Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Brendan Carr, one of five commissioners at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, has arrived in Taiwan to attend meetings with Taiwanese government counterparts, Axios has learned.
Why it matters: Carr is the first sitting FCC commissioner to visit Taiwan in an official capacity. His trip comes as a steady stream of government officials from democratic nations have visited the self-governing island amid growing pressure from Beijing, which claims Taiwan as its sovereign territory.
Details: Carr plans to meet with officials from Taiwan's National Communications Commission, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and other agencies, he told Axios in an interview.
The big picture: Carr is outspoken about the risks posed by Chinese telecommunications companies and has recently urged U.S. government action to ban the Chinese short video platform TikTok.
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