Chinese President Receives Gift from Chicago Artists
Zhou brothers president Jintao with painting of U.S. presidents, The Great Wall
U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden (L) welcomes Chinese President Hu Jintao (R) during an arrival ceremony at Andrews Air Force Base January 18, 2011 in Camp Springs, Maryland. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Updated at 9:47 PM CST on Tuesday, Jan 18, 2011
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.