Not to be confused with this year's forthcoming Unicode 9.0 update, Unicode 10 is the following release not due hit a beta version until the first half of 2017.
The first of the new emoji candidates is a neutral-looking face with a single eyebrow raised.
The proposal for this emoji candidate lists some possible uses as "skepticism, disbelief, or disapproval, as a sign of surprise or wonder, or as a silent greeting".
A set of four new Chinese-related emojis came via a Kickstarter campaign which referred specifically to the dumpling emoji by name, yet went on to include the fortune cookie, takeout box and chopsticks as well.
Above: Emojipedia Sample Images for the latest Chinese Emoji Additions which are candidates for the 2017 release of the Unicode Standard.
The proposal for the dumpling emoji made mention of the versatility of this character, with many cuisines such as Chinese (dumpling), Japanese (Gyōza), Polish (Pierogi) or Spanish (Empanada) including some variation of dumplings.
If approved as part of Unicode 10, the earliest we are likely to see these hit phones is in the second half of 2017.
Above: Unicode 9 emojis are a year further ahead in the pipeline compared to the latest Unicode 10 candidates.
It's a very detailed proposal and worth a read to see an example of the detail expected. Some great work by Jennifer Lee, Yiying Lu, Kenny Lao and Namrata Mujumdar who put this together. ↩︎