Lam says the government is forming an independent committee to review the situation in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong Executive Director Carrie Lam speaks during a session at the annual meeting of the 50th World Economic Forum (EMF) in Davos, Switzerland, on January 22, 2020. REUTERS / Denis Balibouse

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Wednesday that the government was about to announce the formation of an independent committee to study the situation in the city, which has been shaken by seven months of protests .

Lam said during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos that Chinese President Xi Jinping was committed to Hong Kong’s special status.

He also appealed to what he called “violent protesters” to not destroy Hong Kong and said that nothing was more important to the city than the rule of law.

Report by Anne Marie Roantree; Edition by Alexander Smith

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