Twenty officers have now been enrolled on the three-month long “style rectification” programme, the force said in a Weibo post.
Local police captain Li Huixian said: “Politeness is something all our officers should possess,” adding that it is “little details” like saluting and smiling that the public appreciate.
But social media users thought the use of a luxury hotel was “ridiculous”.
One Weibo user said: “The problem of poor service can’t be resolved with just a smile.”
Another thought the scheme was just a means of using up excess funds, asking: “Have they not used up their annual budget?”
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