A pair of Chinese artists who emigrated to Chicago nearly 25 years ago presented a gift to Hu Jintao during a ceremony at the White House on Tuesday evening.
The Zhou brothers, who have a gallery in Chicago's Bridgeport neighborhood, gave the Chinese president a painting depicting the eight U.S. presidents since 1972 and The Great Wall.
Dahuang Zhou said the White House gift-giving event "was amazing."
The Zhous will return to the White House on Wednesday for the state dinner before returning to Chicago to take part in the local events for President Jintao.
The Chinese leader arrived in the country earlier Tuesday for a three-day visit.
Published at 8:56 PM CST on Jan 18, 2011 | Updated at 9:47 PM CST on Jan 18, 2011