It's a style so ubiquitous that it's even earned a fond nickname: the "Beijing bikini."
But in a city in China's eastern Shandong province, Beijing bikini lovers -- and those who forgo tops altogether -- have fallen out of favor with the local authorities.
On Tuesday, authorities in Jinan -- a city of 8.7 million -- issued a notice ordering the public to keep their shirts on in public places. It came as temperatures rose to a sweltering 36C (96F) this week.
The sight of middle-aged men in China relaxing in public places with their shirt rolled up to expose their stomach,