CNBC - Asia News China's Communist Party expands Xi Jinping’s power, anointing him ‘core’ leader 2016-10-28T05:18:00.000000Z President Xi will have even more influence over reshuffles of the top ranks at a key upcoming congress, the SCMP reports. Huawei boss: Smartphones will be totally different by 2020. Here’s what’s going to change 2016-10-28T00:40:00.000000Z Huawei's co-CEO Ken Hu tells CNBC that 5G, AI and product feature improvements will transform smartphones over the next few years. China's ZTO slumps 15% after biggest US IPO of the year 2016-10-27T20:35:00.000000Z Chinese package delivery company ZTO Express debuted on the stock market Thursday morning, opening at $18.40 a share. Apple smartphone shipments chasing Samsung but Chinese rising stars are growing fast: Reports 2016-10-27T14:30:00.000000Z But, Chinese rising stars OPPO and Vivo are successfully jostling for market share. Nissan opts to build new model in UK after May pledges Brexit support: Report 2016-10-27T12:04:00.000000Z Japanese car-maker Nissan will build its new model in Britain despite the Brexit vote. Samsung's had a terrible quarter so why are the shares higher? Here are 5 reasons why 2016-10-27T09:37:00.000000Z Shares of Samsung Electronics finished higher Thursday despite a bad third quarter. Here's why investors are optimistic on the stock. Samsung co-chief Shin issues apology as Q3 profit slumps 30% after Note 7 debacle 2016-10-27T05:49:00.000000Z Samsung Electronics reported operating profit of $4.5 billion after its components business helped offset the hit to the mobile unit. China September industrial profit growth slows, signals fragile recovery 2016-10-27T04:39:00.000000Z Profit growth in China's industrial firms slowed in September from August's rapid pace as several sectors showed weak activity. Suspended Philippine nickel miner mounts first legal challenge to government 2016-10-27T04:19:00.000000Z A suspended Philippine nickel miner said it has sued government environment agencies for a nearly four-month stoppage of its operations. As Duterte pivots to Asia, Japan and China eye trillion-dollar Philippine resources 2016-10-27T03:59:00.000000Z China and Japan are competing to invest in $1 trillion worth of mineral resources in the Philippines, shedding light behind Manila's Asia pivot.