BEIJING, July 15 -- A campaign to expose and rectify behaviors of improper dressing in public was launched in Jinan, capital of east China's Shangdong Province, amid the city's effort to curb uncivilized behaviors in summer, the Beijing News reported Monday.
A platform to expose behaviors of dressing inappropriately, including being shirtless and barefoot in public, has been put into use this month.
Policies and proposals to curb such behaviors have been issued by local governments across China in recent years. On May 17, police in north China's Tianjin Municipality issued the first ticket fine of 50 yuan (7.27 U.S. dollars) to a shirtless man who refused to correct his behavior in a supermarket.
Experts believed that to reduce the acts of being shirtless in public, measures should be implemented to address the root causes, such as lowering air-conditioning costs and allocating high-temperature allowances.
On the other hand, relevant publicity and education should be promoted and fines should be imposed to curb inappropriate dressing in public, experts said.