Hockey, as an official game for the Olympic Games and Asian Games, is concerned and supported by governments at all levels and the State Sports General Administration. Men's and women's hockey were listed as official games of the National Games in 1983 and 1987 respectively. The women's hockey game was also listed as the 5th National City Games in 2003.
The China Hockey Association has 5 men's professional teams (Liaoning, Gansu, Guangdong, Tianjin, Inner Mongolia) and 8 women's professional teams (Jilin, Guangdong, Beijing, Sichuan, Liaoning, Gansu, Shanghai, and Jiangsu). The national competitions held each year include the National Hockey League, the National Hockey Championship Cup, the National Youth Hockey Championship, and the National Middle School Hockey Championship, with the highest level in the national hockey league.
In the 1980s, China began to participate in various international hockey games and achieved a series of outstanding results. The National Mens Hockey Team won the third place in the 1st Asian Cup and the 5th place in the 11th and 14th Asian Games. The National Women's Hockey Team has enjoyed a place in the international arena for many years and won the 1st Asian Cup, the 2nd in the 11th Asian Games, the 6th in the 7th World Cup, and the 5th in the 1991 Champions Cup. , the second place in the World University Games and second place in the Intercontinental Cup.