Egyptian twin sisters Rasha and Shiamaa Kamal, who decided to study the Chinese language in the 1990s, have become the building blocks of a bridge that connects the cultures of China and the Arab world, working as established translators and lecturers in the Chinese language. Shiamaa, 38-year-old professor of Chinese language, now is the chair of the Chinese Department of the Badr Private University, while her little sister Rasha teaches at the Ain Shams University. Since 2011, Rasha has translated and edited 36 books about China, including China's great economic leap and the Belt and Road initiative. Now they dream of translating the Islamic-Chinese encyclopedia into Arabic, stressing that Egypt and China should enhance coordination in the publishing and translation industries.
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