Tai Chi is a product of China’s long and rich cultural heritage, and it has gained widespread popularity both at home and overseas. By integrating self-defense with a focus on overall wellbeing, it nurtures a balanced temperament through a free-flowing rhythm. In China, it is especially popular among older students. The story of Zhang Jinxiang is one such example.

At the Open University of China (OUC), there is one student from its University for Older Adults, who has not allowed her colour blindness to get in the way of her talent. Her name is Lyu Huafang, an exemplary student of gouache painting.

Li Huixian, a student at the Open University of Jilin’s School of Elderly Education, is passionate about music and lifelong learning. She is also committed to public service and spends her days teaching vocals to community residents online. Her goal? To use music to spread love and hope and become a role model to others.

She is a student and also a choir teacher. Not only does she actively participate in the courses herself, but she also always motivates people around her to learn together. She is Lyu Xuemin, a student of the Panyu College of Guangzhou Open University for Older Adults.

Wu Lijun, a student at the Huadu campus of Guangzhou Open University for Older Adults, has applied what she learned through open learning to help others find value.