On 12 December 2014, Vice President Zhang Jiyong of Beijing Open University (Beijing OU), came to the Wanxiangxintian Community at Changying, Chaoyang Distrcit, Beijing, to hold a graduation ceremony for the 94-year old Lu Juzhong and confer on her an honorary graduation certificate.

Lin Zhaoshui, Chairman of the Board of Zhejiang Yuhuan Volcano Tea Joint-stock Cooperate Farm, NPC Representative of Yuhuan County, and student of the Yuhuan Institute, was recently selected for the cover of the August 2014 Issue of “China New Countryside Monthly”. His story was reported with the headline “Leader of New Countryside Construction — Lin Zhaoshui” in the “Special Reports” column.

A few days ago, Wang Yaohui, a young teacher from Heilongjiang Radio and TV University (Heilongjiang RTVU), had her works “Harmony” and “In Peace” exhibited at Heilongjiang CPPCC’s Painting and Calligraphy Show of Modern Lettering Art Works “Chinese Dream • Great Auspiciousness”. Chairman Du Yuxin of Heilongjiang CPPCC attended the opening ceremony.

Nearly 100 pieces of work on show were done by natives of Heilongjiang. Their distinct theme displaying the patriotism of “Chinese Dream • Great Auspiciousness” is a gift to celebrate the 65th anniversary of new China.

On 24 September 2014, over ten days after Teachers’ Day, our interviewing team of three people rambled up the steep Daba Mountains in a bus. The goal of our trip was to interview RTVU students and “The Most Beautiful Rural Teacher in the Country” — the couple Liao Zhanfu and Zhang Xingqiong, and to prepare the shooting of a micro film. 

This year marks the 30th Teachers’ Day in China. It also happens to coincide with the 35th anniversary of the establishment of the Radio and TV Universities (RTVUs). On this special day, the Party Committee of The Open University of China (OUC) randomly interviewed dozens of teachers, students and staff at the Wukesong, Fuxingmen and Weigongcun Campuses. The interviewees looked back on unforgettable moments, using genuine words to express their sincere thanks to the OUC and its teachers.

Li Yangang, who loves learning, was recently praised as an “excellent battalion commanding officer” by his superior. In the two years since Li Yangang has acted as a battalion commander, 75% of all officers and soldiers in the battalion have taken part in the distance learning for sergeancy in Bayi College of the Open University of China (OUC), under his influence and inspiration, and more than one hundred participants have obtained a nationally recognized university diploma. A good climate for learning has formed around him.

Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, Chinese President and Chairman of CPC’s Central Military Commission, met with advanced collectives of the fifth national model of self-improvement and assisting the disabled, and outstanding representatives in the individual commendation congress on the morning of May 16, 2014.

On June 26th of 2014, Provincial Party Committee Secretary of Zhejiang Xia Baolong visited the modern agricultural zone of Tiantai County in spite of the rain, and had a discussion with local growers. At the Jiuhuier ecological plantation belonging to Ge Lingteng, a peasant college student from Tiantai Radio and TV University (RTVU), Xia Baolong talked with Ge Lingteng side by side and praised him as “Grape Professor”.