On May 6, China, Japan, and South Korea announced the Tripartite Policy Dialogue on Air Pollution, an upcoming meeting between the three Asian nations focusing on transboundary air pollution and transboundary movement of electronic waste. The dialogue will promote policy harmonization, research collaboration, and technology transfers. The three countries committed to conducting joint research on particulate matter smaller than 2.5 microns in diameter; the scientific research will result in early warning and pollution control mechanisms.