East Turkistan Prime Minister Salih Hudayar on China Genocide

(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The below interview was conducted by the Dom Giordano Program

Salih Hudayar, Prime Minister of East Turkistan in Exile, joins the Dom Giordano Program to discuss the repeated human rights violations of communist China against the Uyghur people of East Turkistan ( Xinjiang). First, Hudayar gives a rundown of the history of relations between China and the Uyghur people, taking listeners back to the late 1940s when China invaded and colonized the area. Then, Hudayar explains the fight for independence in Hong Kong, and how what is happening there is incredibly similar to what happened to the Uyghur people of East Turkistan. Finally, Hudayar discusses the relationship between his East Turkistan and the Trump administration, and forecasts how he hopes to work with the Biden administration moving forward.