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Anonymous Reader :

Your nomenclature for Tibet administrative bodies seems out of date. Shigatse, for example, is no longer a "prefecture 地区." There are only two prefectures left in the TAR today: Ngari and Nagchu.

Shigatse is now a large "municipality 市" controlling 17 "counties 县" and 1 "county-level district 区." The next level down are "rural townships 乡" and "urban townships 镇," sometimes also simply called "towns" if they happen to be designated as a county seat. Underneath these are "administrative villages 行政村," "natural villages 自然村," and mixed agricultural-pastoral zones 农牧场.
In the story above Chusha is an urban township on the outskirts of the county seat, Lhatse. Yushang is a natural village.

Shigatse became a municipality in July, 2014. Lhasa was first in 1960; Chamdo joined in October 2014; next was Nyingtri in April, 2015 and most recently Lhoka was upgraded in February 2016.I could explain why this is being done, but you are investigative journalists capable of doing your own digging if the topic is interesting enough.

Apr 24, 2018 04:03 AM

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