Softening stance likely from Hong Kong opposition as Beijing shores up control over Legco

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HONG KONG - As Hong Kong enters a new chapter with sweeping new national security mooted by Beijing kicking in, the opposition camp is likely to soften its stance as the Sept 6 Legislative Council (Legco) election draws nearer, said observers.

Under the new law that took effect on Tuesday night (June 30), violators would lose their right to stand in local or Legco elections, forfeit the right to take up public office positions or become a member of the election committee for the Chief Executive election.

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