RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:
Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Grilling season is coming up, but not in smoggy Beijing. The city has banned smoky outdoor grills in a fight against its notorious pollution. Beijing's popular kebab vendors will be forced to move inside. Critics there say it's a smokescreen to distract from coal mines and cars turning out far more pollution.
One Chinese official was scorned last fall for saying stir fry was a significant source of pollution. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.