Expo’s most expensive exhibit: giant Italian helicopter
Updated 17:36, 02-Nov-2018
CGTN's Han Peng
‍Imported goods ranging from luxury race cars to ordinary daily items are arriving at China's first-ever International Import Expo in Shanghai. Most of them will make their China debut.
Landing majestically in Shanghai, the most expensive exhibit is coming to the China International Import Expo (CIIE).
The giant helicopter is made from Italian firm Leonardo. / CGTN Photo

The giant helicopter is made from Italian firm Leonardo. / CGTN Photo

The tag shows its price amounts to 200 million RMB, or 30 million US dollars.
Made by Italian firm Leonardo, the giant helicopter is designed for emergency rescue operations.
It has the largest passenger cabin of this type of aircraft. It has 19 seats in total. In a rescue operation, it can carry up to six stretchers at one time.
Leonardo debuted the aircraft in 2014, and the import expo is where it will make its first China appearance.
The Sino-US helicopter investment company, which is helping to promote the helicopter in the Chinese market, says there are already potential buyers in China, and that they are expected to reach deals at the expo.
With just a week to go, Shanghai has seen a surge in imported goods by some 2,800 foreign firms from over 130 countries and regions.
Shanghai Customs have set up 38 special corridors for business persons and 92 special windows for goods coming into China for the Import Expo.
The exhibition will cover an area of 300,000 square meters. And the jumbo helicopter may well be just the tip of the iceberg.