|（1.School of Physical Education，Liaoning Normal University，Dalian 116029，China；2.Department of Physical Education，Zibo Normal College，Zibo 255100，China；3.Beijing Sport University，Beijing 100084，China；4.School of Physical Education，Dalian University，Dalian 116622，China）
Abstract: Mass sport is closely related to social development. At present, the Chinese society is in a period of social transition. In such a special historical period, according to the theory of product nature, mass sport in China is pro-vided with the nature of both public article and personal article, being the mixture of the sports undertaking and sports industry. At current stage mass sport presents its own characteristics: value orientation and physical en-hancement are still the mainstream; dual management systems exist concurrently; urban and rural areas show the sign of polarization; sports groups in public sports venues are mainly the elderly; middle age females become the main force for fitness entertainment consumption; the efficiency of sports development in rural areas is low; sport in small towns is booming.
Key words: mass sport；sports system；China