Making the Mountains Muncipal

What’s in a name:    SHIGATSE AND CHAMDO BECOME CITIES China has declared Shigatse and Chamdo henceforth to be municipalities, rebadging not only two of the bigger towns in Tibet but their entire prefectures, which are largely rural, mountainous and mineraliferous. What to make of this? Just a shuffle of administrative nomenclature? Hardly. In China’s […]