Mr. Yang Zhijian,President of the Open University of China (OUC), attended the Executive Committee Meeting of International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) held in Paris, France on June 8, 2015. It is the second meeting after the ICDE Executive Committee took a conference call in April 2015.

The Global High Level Policy Forum: Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education for the Future We Want organized by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in partnership with ICDE (International Council for Open and Distance Education) was held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris from 9-11 June 2015. Over 200 participants from 57 countries around the world participated in the forum. Mr. Yang Zhijian, President of the Open University of China (OUC) shared the university’s practice in promoting education equity based on information technology in the forum.

From May 26-28, 2015, the second Liwa Book Fair was held at the Training Base for International Chinese Teachers at the East China Normal University in Shanghai.The OUC Chinese Language Centre (MyEChinese) was invited to exhibit its independently researched and developed materials, teaching resources and distance teaching services to teachers and students in the field of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language. In this exhibition, the intelligent teaching cloud space for individual teachers, launched for the first time by MyEChinese Intelligent Teaching Platform, drew visitors interest.

"Mass entrepreneurship and innovation" has become one of the most frequently used buzzwords over the past few months. On March 8, 2015, in a government work report Premier Li Keqiang emphasized the creation of dual engines of mass entrepreneurship and innovation, and increasing public goods and public services.

The International Conference on ICT and Post-2015 Education jointly sponsored by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Ministry of Education of P.R.C. was held in Qingdao from May 23rd to 25th, 2015. More than 300 representatives from international organizations and famous enterprises from over 90 countries and more than 200 representatives from China attended the conference.

Imagine a school where classes and teaching resources are sent to you, where the teaching model and contents fit perfectly with your profession, and where everything you have learned can be put to practical use.

In May 2015, the Ministry of Education's 12th "Five-Year" vocational education national planned teaching materials book list was officially announced. Twenty-nine teaching books (covering four majors) declared by China Central Radio and TV University (CCRTVU, now the Open University of China, OUC) Press were selected for inclusion in the book list.

The Opening Ceremony of the 4th China International Senior Services Expo & the 4th Forum of the Development of Chinese Senior Service Industry has just wrapped up. At the Expo, the exhibition on education for older adults attracted a lot of attention from seniors and the media, becoming a hot spot of the Expo. The senior service column at Xinhuanet held an exclusive interview with President of the Open University of China (OUC) Yang Zhijian to get to know the  current status of the education industry for older adults.