The Chinese Taipei national rugby sevens team is a minor national sevens side. They have competed in the Hong Kong Sevens since the 1980s.In 1989, veteran rugby commentator Bill McLaren mentions them in an article on the Hong Kong Sevens, saying that their team had two Chi-Mings, a Yen-Ching, and a Chijen-Shuen, and that he was grateful that he did not have to broadcast all the names, as he had trouble remembering them.
|Olympic Games record|
|Did not qualify|
|Did not qualify|
|Did not qualify|
Group A matches -
| South Korea ||56 – 0|
| Chinese Taipei ||28 – 12|
| Sri Lanka ||14 – 17|
| South Korea ||28 – 12|
| South Korea ||29 – 0|
| Chinese Taipei ||38 – 14|
Group B matches -
| Japan ||19 – 7|
| Hong Kong ||0 – 29|
| China ||28 – 14|
| Japan ||7 – 22|
| Japan ||45 – 10|
| China ||0 – 19|
| Chinese Taipei ||82 – 0|
| Japan ||58 – 0|
| Chinese Taipei ||7 – 24|
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