ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 18, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Report introduced.
(Shanghai, China, PR: Todd Carrel) Stopover in Shanghai, China, PR, by Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev following his summit meeting with Chinese leaders to heal breach in Sino-Soviet relations featured; scenes shown of Gorbachev at grave of poet Aleksandr Pushkin. Protests in port city of Shanghai for pol. reform detailed; scenes shown. [Hunger striking STUDENT - says government should admit mistakes.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Return of Gorbachev to USSR noted; details given of declaration of sovereignty by republic of Lithuania, USSR .
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