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French lawmakers have officially labeled China’s treatment of Uighurs “genocide,” calling on the government to take “the necessary measures within the international community and in its foreign policy towards the People’s Republic of China” to protect the Uighurs. The move comes just weeks before the Olympics. The American Congress has passed a bill that would require companies to prove that their imported goods did not come from Uighur slave labor . President Biden has compared the Chinese treatment of the Uighur people to the Holocaust . A Chinese detective in exile spoke to CNN about the torture Uighurs have been subjected to in Chin a, including sexual assault, electrocution, starvation, and waterboarding. Marchers gathered in Paris to demand that the EU ban products made with Uighur labor . Fourteen new Chinese companies have been added to the U.S. blacklist over human rights violation in Xinjiang . Just after the January elections, in his first call with Chinese official Yang Jiechi, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has pressed China over its treatment of the Uighur and Tibetans . The U.S. State Department has also labeled China’s treatment of the Uighur people genocide , the harshest criticism of Beijing’s action and a signal that the international community may increase pressure on Beijing. 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 […]