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China commemorates 10th anniversary of WTO entry, vows to open further


08:04, December 12, 2011

Chinese President Hu Jintao (L) delivers a speech during the high level forum on the 10th anniversary of China's accession to the World Trade Organization in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 11, 2011. (Xinhua/Rao Aimin)

BEIJING, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -- Reform and opening-up, which propelled China's rapid growth over more than three decades, will continue to underpin China's future development, President Hu Jintao said here Sunday.

China will implement a more proactive opening up strategy and open more areas to the world, Hu said in a keynote speech at a forum to commemorate the 10th anniversary of China's entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Hu said China's entry into the WTO 10 years ago was a major event in the country's reform and opening-up process, adding it indicated "the beginning of a new historical stage" in the country's opening up.

China became the WTO's 143rd member on Dec. 11, 2001. Since then, the country has grown to become the world's second-largest economy, largest commodity exporter, second largest commodity importer, and millions of Chinese people have been lifted out of poverty.

The past decade proves China's WTO entry has brought benefits for both the country's people and the rest of the world, Hu said.

Hu said China will continue efforts to promote the world's common development, shoulder obligations and responsibilities within its capabilities and continue to play a constructive role in the global economic community.

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