The Chinese had an 11-3 historical edge in the head-to-head.
Egypt had won their last contest in a September friendly in Dubai.
Egypt would take this match as well 3-0 (25-20, 25-20, 25-18), playing inspired as a difficult political situation continues at home.
Because of that Egypt was the sentimental favorite on the day.
Leading Egypt was their super-southpaw Ahmed Abdelhay with 19 points, including a trio of aces.
He was supported with great play by his setter Abdalla Ahmed, who took the most impressive player award for the match.