Originally starting his career with Dalian Shide in the 2002 league season, he was unable to play in any league games and he was given the chance to start his professional career with second tier side Dalian Changbo on a loan move in 2004 where in his first season he played seventeen games and scored one goal. Moving back to Dalian Shide the following season, he was given the chance to prove himself by the Dalian manager Vladimir Petrović and despite only playing in a handful of games he would still be part of the squad that won the league and cup double at the end of the season. The next season saw him go on to establish himself as the teams regular striker, however despite not being a prolific scorer, Zhu won praise for his speed, determination and high work rate until the end of the 2008 league season when Dalian struggled within the league and there were question marks with his future even in July 2009, Dalian was rumoured to have accepted a deal from Croatian club Hadjuk Split to loan Zhu for a rumoured fee of €120,000 with a view for a permanent deal in the future. The deal never materialized and Zhu had to fight for his place within Dalian the team once again.
After failing to establish himself as a striker in the club, Zhu made a position transition to right midfielder and later to right back by Portuguese manager Nelo Vingada during the 2011 league season. Zhu had outstanding performances in the new position and eventually returned to the Chinese national team as defender in August 2012. Zhu transferred to Wuhan Zall after Dalian Shide dissolved at the end of the 2012 season.
After a good goalscoring season with Dalian Shide, Zhu Ting made would make his senior international debut on 11 October 2006 in a 2007 AFC Asian Cup qualification game against Palestine in a 2-0 victory and would soon be included into the Chinese squad for the 2007 AFC Asian Cup. Zhu Ting was eligible to play for the 2008 Summer Olympics squad where he started the final group game of the tournament. He returned to the senior national team in 2008 where he participated in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification. In August 2012, Zhu received his call up as a right back for China for the international friendly against Ghana. However, he didn't appear in this match.