Second, it argues that for those prac- tices that are protectionist or
otherwise problematic, international trade rules should be utilized to
steer China in a market-oriented direction. Despite any skepticism
about China’s willingness to play by the rules, re- viewing the cases
brought against China makes clear that China’s track record in WTO
compliance is actually quite good.
This report by an EU organization claims that China's track record in WTO compliance is quite good.
The overall picture of China’s response to WTO complaints looks very
much like the situation of other governments that face such
challenges: China has made efforts to com- ply, although some issues
are still contested. The actual extent of Chinese compliance with WTO
judgments has been questioned; in some instances it has been seen by
some as 7 only “paper compliance.”10 But there are no cases where
China has simply ignored rulings against it, as has happened with some
other governments. For example, the United States has not complied
with the WTO ruling in the cotton subsidies complaint brought by
Brazil, and the European Union (EU) still does not allow
hormone-treated beef to be sold there even after losing a complaint
brought by Cana- da and the United States.
It mentions that sometimes China only complies through paper compliance, but the report doesn't specify what these paper compliance are. Is there a way to determine if a country does comply within the WTO framework and compare that country to other countries?