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China should not assume responsibilities outside its commitments to the World Trade Organization (WTO), Chinese officials and WTO experts said on Thursday, noting that China acknowledges concerns raised by some of its trading partners and will further open up its economy to the world.

China will take seriously questions, complaints, and even criticism raised by other WTO members, but will not accept criticism based on expectations or requirements beyond the WTO provisions, as such criticism is unreasonable and unfair, China's Vice Minister of Commerce Wang Shouwen said at a press conference on Thursday.

China has already fulfilled its obligations under the WTO, and has also delivered its commitments, which has been broadly affirmed and recognized by several WTO directors-general and most WTO members, Wang said.

The press conference was held to address media concerns on the latest WTO policy review in late October of China as a member. A number of WTO members including the US, the EU, Australia, Japan and India reportedly confronted China with issues of what they consider as "unfair" trade practices by China, market access and distortion.

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