Captain - Hui Ruoqi
Hui Ruoqi made her international debut for China in 2009 at the Montreux Volley Masters in Switzerland. She won a silver medal at the 2009 Asian Championship and went one better to win gold at the 2011 edition. The outside hitter was also part of the national team that finished joint fifth at the London 2012 Olympic Games. She is a veteran of seven World Grand Prix campaigns, and was part of teams that finished second in 2013 and fourth in Group 1 in 2015.
The 24-year-old has won many individual awards and was named Best Server at the 2012 Asian Cup, Most Valuable Player at the 2011 Yeltsin Cup, and Best Receiver at the 2010 Montreux Volley Masters. Hui struggled with myocarditis [inflammation of the heart] in early 2014. Previously she underwent surgery after dislocating her left shoulder at the 2010 World Grand Prix.
Star Player - Zhu Ting
Zhu Ting began playing volleyball as a teenager at her school in Henan province, China. Although she knew nothing about the sport at age 13 when she was selected to play volleyball, her height and good jumping ability meant that she quickly picked up the game. Zhu’s best international finish with China was a silver medal at last year’s FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship Italy 2014 where she was named best outside spiker. Alongside this title she was also part of the Chinese gold medal winning team at the 2013 World Junior Championship, where she was named the Most Valuable Player of the tournament. Other successes include being named Best Scorer at the 2013 Montreux Volley Masters, and was named in the All-Star team of the final round of the 2013 World Grand Prix.
The 19-year-old outside hitter is keen to taste volleyball action away from China, and her ambition is to play for a club outside of her native country. Her heroes include Korean volleyball player Kim Yeon-Koung and Chinese actor Huang Xiaoming.