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In Book: Active Defense: China’s Military Strategy since 1949

In 1969, the Soviet Union moved troops and military equipment to its border with China, escalating tensions between the communist Cold War powers. In response, China created a new military strategy of “active defense” to repel an invading force near the border. There was just one catch: China did not actually implement its new strategy until 1980.

$115.7 Billion Worldwide Spending on Robotics Systems and Drones Forecast in 2019

A new update to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Semiannual Robotics and Drones Spending Guide forecasts worldwide spending on robotics systems and drones will total $115.7 billion in 2019, an increase of 17.6% over 2018. By 2022, IDC expects this spending will reach $210.3 billion with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20.2%.

Malaysian Taxation – The Tasks Ahead for SST

The reinstatement of SST to replace GST means that the new SST rate is expected to be higher yet with lesser tax coverage than the GST. Consumers will not be burdened much with the tax payment, except those goods and services comply with the SST.

SMU researcher wins 2018 ACM SIGSOFT Impact Paper Award

Singapore Management University Associate Professor Jiang Lingxiao has received the 2018 ACM SIGSOFT Impact Paper Award, a prize that recognises influential papers presented in the last decade. SMU Office of…

Mobile phone radiation may affect memory performance in adolescents, study finds

Radiofrequency electromagnetic fields may have adverse effects on the development of memory performance of specific brain regions exposed during mobile phone use. These are the findings of a study involving nearly 700 adolescents in Switzerland.

Partnering to rebuild Nepal’s mountain villages

Lessons learned at Singapore Management University are guiding efforts to rebuild mountain villages in Nepal following the devastating earthquakes of 2015.