China will be making its 14th FIVB World Championship appearance at the 2018 edition – the seventh in a row, dating back to 1994. They made their debut in the competition in 1956, and their best ranking to date has been seventh place, which they achieved twice (1978, 1982). They ranked 15th in the last edition in Poland in 2014.
China’s men’s team have competed twice in the Olympic Games, memorably finishing fifth at their home Games in Beijing.
On a continental level, China have won three gold medals at the Asian Games, in 1986, 1990 and 1998, and were 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. In the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Nations League, China recorded an incredible week two win over eventual silver-medallists France, highlighting the team’s dangerous ability to cause an upset.