Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ... Vice-premier to attend official opening at Tamar Vice-Premier Li Keqiang is set to preside over the official opening of the new government headquarters at Tamar, but there are calls for the ceremony to be scrapped after a police officer was injured in a fall earlier this week and wider concerns over the safety of the site. Some civil servants have already moved into the complex on which tradesmen are working overtime to complete. UN rights chief to brief Security Council on Syria UN human rights chief Navi Pillay (pictured) is to brief the UN Security Council today on Syria. After five months of unrest, President Bashar al-Assad has broadened and intensified the military assault against main urban centres of protest. Rights groups say the regime's crackdown has killed 1,827 civilians since mid-March, while Damascus says 416 security force members have died fighting 'armed terrorists'. Peak hour for China's rocket programme China's rocket launch pads are busy these days with satellites queuing for a lift into orbit. The Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in Gansu will launch experimental satellite Shijian-11-04 on a Long March II-C carrier rocket within days, after Tuesday's launch of a maritime satellite (pictured) in Taiyuan and last week's launch of Pakistan's first communications satellite, from the Xichang launch centre in Sichuan province. China has launched three Shijian-11 satellites for scientific experiments in space, with the latest one just sent into orbit a month ago. Forum to discuss publishing in mainland China The China Advertising Association is hosting its two-day annual forum on the development of publishing in mainland China. Newspaper editors, academics and advertising agencies and officials from the State Administration for Industry and Commerce will debate topics including how print media should respond to the growing popularity of microblogs and iPads, the changes in readership and what's next for newspapers. Pope heads to Madrid for World Youth Day Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims in Madrid are awaiting the arrival of Pope Benedict for World Youth Day. Youngsters have poured into the city's centre for the rock-festival style celebrations, drawing the faithful from 193 nations. The Euro50.5 million (HK$566.7 million) cost of staging the event, excluding security measures, has led to protests in Spain - a country that is tightening its belt and suffering a youth jobless rate of more than 45 per cent. Benedict visited Spain in November last year on a trip in which he railed against social reforms introduced by the Socialist government, such as same-sex marriage, easier access to abortion and fast-track divorce. Bank of Communications to report first-half results Bank of Communications is set to report its first-half earnings. In April, China's fifth largest lender reported a 27 per cent net profit rise for the first quarter of this year helped by higher lending margins and soaring fee-based income. The mainland's fifth-largest lender earned a 13.28 billion yuan (HK$15.8 billion) net profit between January and March, up from 10.45 billion yuan a year earlier.