Chinese Taipei are one of the two Asian teams that will make their FIVB Volleyball World League debut in Group 3 this year. The last time Chinese Taipei’s men’s senior national team joined an FIVB competition was for the 1986 FIVB Volleyball World Championship. Their active participation at a continental level, however, has positioned them as the sixth-ranked Asian team and World No.38. They first participated in 1983 and have appeared in all succeeding editions of the Asian Championship. They finished fourth in their first year, then dropped to sixth and ninth in their next two appearances, respectively. They matched their highest-ever finish of fourth place in 1997. Since then, their best rank was sixth places at the 2001 and 2015 editions of the continental championship.
Chinese Taipei defeated Japan to win bronze at the 1998 Asian Games in Bangkok, Thailand, behind East Asian neighbours China and Korea. This was their second bronze medal since their bronze finish in 1970. They finished sixth in 2002 but were not able to improve in the next three editions of the Asian quadrennial.