Benhami has hand in France-China cultural and economic diplomacy
Lyazid Benhami, a manager at France's network of historic monuments, also helps promote Chinese business interests in the country. [...]
The European aircraft manufacturer Airbus has carved a place for itself internationally as an alternative to Boeing thanks to the success of the A330, the A350 and the A380. The company is a merger of French, German and Spanish aircraft makers. As well as its civil activity it has military projects such as Eurofighter Typhoon, in partnership with BAE Systems, the A400M transport aircraft and also combat and transport helicopters. The company also has space programmes.
Airbus Helicopters greatly needs the contract in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis but current discussions between the partner countries may leave Marignane on the sidelines. [...]
Key geospatial intelligence chiefs who rose to prominence during the Obama administration, when James Clapper was Director of National Intelligence, are now working in the private sector while they await the outcome of next year's presidential elections. [...]