Zhang Jingyin was named MVP as China won the Asian Men's Volleyball Cup ©Getty Images

China secured their second-ever Asian Men's Volleyball Cup title with a straight-sets victory against Japan in Nakhon Pathom in Thailand.

Despite the three-set scoreline, it was a hard-fought victory for the Chinese as they eventually prevailed 25-20, 25-23, 25-22.

The result marked the first time that China had won the event in a decade following their only previous triumph in 2012.

China beat Iran in the final on that occasion.

China's second gold medal means they now hold second place outright in the tournament's list of most successful countries behind Iran on three victories.

South Korea and Qatar both have one win.

Earlier in the day, Bahrain achieved their best-ever finish by beating South Korea 25-23, 27-25, 32-30 in the bronze-medal match.

Outside spiker Zhang Jingyin of China was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player (MVP) and was joined by team-mates and middle blockers Peng Shikun and Zhang Zhejia in the team of the best players in the competition.

Japan were represented by Akihiro Fukatsu and Issei Otake, who were deemed best setter and best opposite spiker, respectively.

Bahrain, meanwhile, were judged to have had the best libero in Husain Sultan and one of two best outside spikers Mohamed Abdulla, alongside Zhang.

The Asian Women's Volleyball Cup is set to take place next, from August 21 to 29, in the Filipino city of Pasig.