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Two hands writing two different languages

12 December 2012 Last updated at 15:17 GMT

Chen Siyuan, 24, an ambidextrous translator from Handan in China's northern Hebei province, has a remarkable ability to write with both hands, at the same time.

Her talents extend to writing poetry using different hands to write consecutive sentences at the same time, and perhaps most surprising of all, writing Chinese with one hand and English with the other.

Tom Bayly reports.