A doubles specialist, Qin played internationally for China from the mid-1990s through the 2000 Summer Olympic Games, a period during which her fellow countrywomen Ge Fei and Gu June dominated international women"s doubles play. She was a bronze medalist at the 1995 IBF World Championships and a silver medalist at the 1997 IBF World Championships with Tang Yongshu. She earned a bronze medal again at the 1999 edition of the tourney with Gao Ling.
Qin also earned bronze medals for women"s doubles at the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games, the first with Tang Yongshu and the second with Gao. profile.