But nine other tourists arrested in Inner Mongolia on a 47-day visit to ancient sites are being held on charges of 'criminal wrongdoing.' Those due to be released are from South Africa and Britain.
A round-up of global commentary for the May 18, 2015 weekly magazine.
A round-up of global commentary for the May 11 Monitor weekly magazine.
This week's round-up of global commentary includes the characteristics of Pakistan's nationalism, how the US help fan the Islamic State, the careful response terrorism requires, how democracy can save Ethiopia, and how much farther equality in South Africa needs to go.
While a giant new stone may attract news glitter and interest, gems and gold are no longer the needed engines of South Africa's economy.
The 2014 elections mark the emergence of new parties like the Democratic Alliance and the Economic Freedom Fighters -- and portend a politics based on issues not loyalty to ANC.
Julius Malema, booted from the ruling ANC and running in tomorrow's election, is promoting radical changes and charging that the ANC has preserved apartheid's economic inequalities. And he's gaining an audience.