China have competed twice in the Olympic Games, with their latest outing being as hosts at Beijing 2008. They finished in fifth place in these Games. China have consistently competed the FIVB World Championship, with their best result remaining seventh place, which came in both 1978 and 1982. They ranked fifteenth in the last edition in Poland in 2014.
On a continental level, China have won three gold medals at the Asian Games, in 1986, 1990 and 1998, and have been crowned Asian champions in 1979, 1997 and 1999.
China's best World League finish was in 1996, when they made the Final Six in Rotterdam. China recently re-joined the World League in 2013 after a three-year absence, taking part in Group 3. They qualified to the Group's Final Four in 2015, finishing fourth after a five-set defeat to Slovakia in the bronze medal game. The team were eventually promoted to Group 2 in 2016, and in 2017 narrowly missed out making it to the Final Four.
China have also been competing in the FIVB World League on and off ever since the inaugural edition in 1990. However, on the whole, they are still some way off matching their women's team’s achievements internationally.