40,000 to attend ceremony for first astronaut A 40,000-strong welcoming ceremony will be held at the Hong Kong Stadium at the weekend for Yang Liwei, the nation's first astronaut, when he visits the city. A number of non-governmental organisations are preparing for Colonel Yang's six-day visit and he will arrive on Friday. National People's Congress deputy Cheng Yiu-tong said government talks were being held over how tickets for the free ceremony could be distributed. Macau unemployment rate falls to 6pc Macau's unemployment rate fell 0.4 percentage points to 6 per cent from July to September this year, the Statistics and Census Bureau said. The rate fell 0.3 percentage points between the June and August period. The underemployment rate also dropped 0.3 percentage points to 2.8 per cent from July to September. Macau's hotel industry received 350,507 guests in August, an increase of 13.7 per cent on the same month last year. Further studies to start on bonds scheme Further studies on the issuing of bonds for capital projects will be conducted by the government in the next few months, Secretary for Financial Affairs and the Treasury Frederick Ma Si-hang said. In his column on the government website, Mr Ma reiterated the government's positive stance on the idea of issuing bonds to fund capital projects. Mr Ma also pledged to encourage the public sector to issue bonds as well as promoting bond investment education. Clarification over government PR bill In a report on October 24 regarding government spending on public relations, we wrongly attributed the total bill to the Civil Service Training and Development Institute. The institute spent more than $2 million over three years to develop communication and crisis management courses for its senior managers. We regret the error.