Physical activity is effective for managing and reducing risk of chronic diseases, but there is low adherence to adequate physical exercise in many groups of people. There is evidence indicating that exercise adherence is influenced by exercise-related affective responses. The Preference for and Tolerance of the Intensity of Exercise Questionnaire (PRETIE-Q) was developed to measure these affective responses, for example to specific exercise intensities.  To facilitate research in this research area a Chinese translation of the PRETIE-Q was undertaken in this study, followed by testing for validity and reliability. The results showed that the new Chinese version of the PRETIE-Q has a good fit and reliability (Cronbach’s α of .72 to .85 for preference and tolerance, respectively; ICC: r = .72 of preference and r = .67 of tolerance; fit indices: χ² = 21.612, df = 19, p >.05, TLI = .997, CFI = .998, RMSEA = .016, SRMR = .024). Secondly, positive associations of intensity-tolerance with physical activity, cardiorespiratory fitness and resilience were observed. In summary, this study indicates that the newly developed Chinese version of the PRETIE-Q has sound psychometric properties and can be used in Chinese college students.