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The U.S. State Department has labeled China’s treatment of the Uighur people genocide , the harshest criticism of Beijing’s actions. Last week, the United States Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) has concluded, finally, that “crimes against humanity – and possibly genocide – are occurring” against the Uighur people . Columbia professor Leta Hong Fincher has warned China watchers at the Center for International and Strategic Studies conference that the country is embarking on a eugenics program. “What caught my eye was that they actually use specific language saying that China needs to ‘upgrade population quality,’” she said. “They need to ‘optimize their birth policy.’ They even use a term … which is effectively emphasizing the role of eugenics in population planning in China.” Pope Francis’s new book contained a long-awaited, if too subtle, condemnation of Beijing’s treatment of religious minorities, especially the Uighur people . Two months ago, a group of about two dozen Uighurs took China to the International Criminal court, citing crimes against humanity, torture, and genocide . A Uighur doctor has described horrific things happening as part of China’s attempts to control the Uighur population, including forced abortions and hysterectomies . This doctor’s testimony confirms what Uighur women have said about their experiences under Beijing’s genocidal campaign, describing forced sterilization and other human rights violations. A coalition of more than 180 human rights groups says that is “virtually certain” one in five cotton products are the result of forced Uighur labor, and that almost entire fashion […]