"China acceded to the World Trade Organization [WTO] ten years ago, on December 11, 2001. The terms of its accession called for China to implement numerous specific commitments over time, with key commitments phased in by December 11, 2006, five years ago. At this point, China is no longer a new WTO member; indeed, China has proven to be a major beneficiary of the global trading system. Accordingly, the United States and other WTO members have been holding China fully accountable as a mature participant in the WTO system, placing a strong emphasis on China's adherence to WTO rules."
United States Trade Representative: http://www.ustr.gov/