May 15, The US President Donald Trump declared a national emergency over threats against American technologies, the White House stated. The executive order aims to “protect America from foreign adversaries who are actively and increasingly creating and exploiting vulnerabilities in information and communications technology infrastructure and services”.

On Apr. 18, Time released its list of the 100 most influential people in 2019. Apart from entertainment celebrities like Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande, the list also brings with it big guns from China’s tech industry including Ren Zhengfei, founder of Huawei, Zhang Yiming, CEO of Bytedance and He Jiankui, the initiator of the world-renowned gene-editing surgery.