ABC Evening News for Friday, Jan 16, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Peking, China, PR: Todd Carrel) Significance of communist party leader Hu Yaobang's resignation as result of recent student protests examined; Hu recalled being groomed to succeed Deng Xiaoping. [STUDENT - feels pushing for freedom is their duty.] [China expert Gerome COHEN - considers factors underlying Hu's resignation.] [Courtesy CCTV News, ANNOUNCER - reports change in party leadership.] Premier Zhao Ziyang said named party's acting chief.
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