I certainly wouldn't and apparently neither will the Chinese.
The Firearm Blog reports that the Chinese have decided not to add the Type 97-1 to their arsenal. It appears that they consider the shotgun a better riot control tool than a combat asset.
The Chinese police and army shotgun is the Norinco / Hawk Industries manufactured Type 97-1. It is a copy of the Remington 870. Ironically, the shotgun is imported by Remington (via. Marlin via. H&R) as the H&R Pardner shotgun.