If you map in the West you may come to think that the major stuff in OSM is done, but in developing countries, you may discover major unmapped features.
Sentinel-2 (8 December 2016)
Comment from imagico on 4 February 2017 at 13:56
But that is not a city in terms of the meaning of place=city in OSM.
In general having settlements of this size not mapped beyond a node is nothing rare in OSM. It was not rare in Europe 5-7 years back either.
Comment from d1g on 4 February 2017 at 14:06
An active Chinese mapper, what a wonder! :)
On a serious note, It can be that some mappers are not good at detecting roads-vs-paths in Chinese mountains using imagery, especially if this locality has no other sources.
Comment from Claudius Henrichs on 10 February 2017 at 11:49
And even where we have a place-tag don’t forget that we have still tons of unmapped places: