On 4 September 2020, the Financial Management Department of the National Government Offices Administration (NGOA) signed a cooperation agreement with the Open University of China (OUC) to jointly build a resource sharing platform for universities for older adults affiliated to China’s state organs.

After the deliberation and approval of its leading Party group, the Ministry of Education released the OUC Comprehensive Reform Plan on 31 August 2020. The plan includes background, guiding principles and overall thought, specific tasks, and guarantee measures, as well as organisation and implementation. The full text reads as follows.

The Open University of China (OUC) held a work conference in Beijing from 21-22 September 2020. The theme of the conference was thoroughly studying and implementing General Secretary Xi Jinping's important expositions on education and implementing the spirit of the Fourth Plenary Session of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and National Education Conference under the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought with Chinese characteristics for a New Era.

Ever since the outbreak of Covid-19, the students of the Open University of China (OUC) have implemented the guidance of General Secretary Xi Jinping on controlling it, following the relevant policies and decisions, shouldering great responsibility, and fighting bravely.

In the finals of the 6th China International Internet Plus College Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition, held at the South China University of Technology from 17 to 19 November, 2020, a project submitted by the Bingtuan Branch of the Open University of China (OUC) finished second in the Vocational Education category.

The Open University of China (OUC) held its 2020 Teaching Work Conference in Hangzhou from 26-27 November 2020.

On 5 December 2020, the Open University of China (OUC) held a meeting in Beijing on the construction of courses in ideology and political theory, and the founding of a steering committee for the teaching of ideology and political theory.

Recently, the Beijing Municipal Education Commission (BMEC) announced its recipients of the 2020 “Famous Teacher Prize” for excellence in teaching at Beijing universities.