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Millisphere: a discrete region inhabited by roughly one thousandth of the world population.

The sub provincial city of Ningpo (population coming up for eight million) is used here as a millisphere lens to look at the People's Republic of China as it celebrates 70 years since the People's Liberation Army (PLA) took control.

Ningbo is one of China's oldest cities and for 2000 years was the Silk Road terminus on the China Sea.

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Ningpo was a major port when Shanghai and Hong Kong were still fishing villages and today the five busiest ports in the world are: Shanghai, Singapore,

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