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It appears that China's latest emissions regulations will get some help from an unexpected place. At the end of vice president Joe Biden's recent trip to the country, the White House announced that the United States will help China draft a stricter set of emissions standards, called China VI. The new standards would require cars to have particulate filters to further cut down on air pollution. China is currently implementing its fourth-stage China IV emission standards, which cap sulfur emissions from diesel vehicles at 50 parts per million beginning next year, compared to the current level of 350 parts per million. The China V standards, set to go into effect in 2017, will lower the acceptable level to 10 parts per million.