The west has typically pioneered global technical standards, but China is aiming to dominate the next wave of emerging technologies.
Experts warn that over-emphasising the competitive aims of the ICA could undermine its ability to catalyse innovation.
G7 countries have agreed to the principle of taxing multinationals where they operate, but the question of how Big Tech will be taxed is still far from settled.
UK spies intercepting online communications was unlawful, a European court has ruled. Perversely, this might help the government do a data deal with the EU.
As nations become more invested in the 'quantum race', international research efforts are being frustrated.
The future of data transfers between the UK and Europe is likely to be a contentious subject for some time to come.
The continent wants to grow its presence in the chip market after two decades of decline, but faces an uphill battle.
New proposals aim to deliver a "level playing field" for all but have been designed with Beijing in mind, experts say.
China's central bank digital currency, the digital yuan, could one day offer an alternative to the dollarised global financial system.
GCHQ director warns of "moment of reckoning" in the battle for tech supremacy, and Beijing has the upper hand.
Neither the US or China is likely to become self-sufficient in semiconductors but global leadership would give either side the edge in the digital economy.