On August 23, 2016, at the 23rd Beijing International Book Fair, OUC Press and Beijing Er Shang Group Co., Ltd. signed a strategic cooperation agreement. According to the agreement, over the next decade Beijing Er Shang Group will offer OUC Press cultural resources from more than 10 China time-honoured brands, including Liubiju, Wang Zhihe, and Yueshengzhai. OUC Press will help to promote China's traditional culture by publishing these cultural resources in the form of traditional and digital publications.

As a video-conferencing seminar commenced in a conference room on the 11th floor of the Open University of China (OUC) headquarters in Beijing, the city was suffering from one of the heaviest downpour in years. Flights were canceled; roads were inundated. Even an orange alert, the second-highest in a four-tier system, was issued by the local meteorological office.

From April 8 to 10, 2016, the Chinese Language Centre of the Open University of China (OUC) kicked off its first session of 2016 professional competence training for international Chinese teaching instructors. The training gave full play to the advantages of distance open education, with the three-day courses all carried out online and offline simultaneously. 32 teachers from a total of 11 domestic Radio and Television Universities (RTVUs) and other social institutions participated in the training.

On January 12, 2016, the Vice President of CDII, Wu Ge, led a seven-member team to visit the OUC and study distance education and online teaching at the OUC so as to learn from its experience in distance education and online teaching, with the goal of enhancing the education and training of discipline inspection and supervision cadres.

On December 31, 2015, the Open University of China (OUC) held a seminar on non-degree education at industry and corporate colleges. At the seminar, they held discussions on non-degree education work for industry schools and further clarified development ideas to explore a new model of cooperation and development. 

On November 26-27, 2015, more than one thousand delegates gathered to attend the 14th China International Distance Education Conference. The theme of the conference was "The Learning Revolution: Making Breakthroughs and Gaining Higher Ground".

The First National Traditional Culture Enters into the Communities Micro Video Contest concluded in Xiamen on November 17, 2015, with 5 first prize, 10 second prize, and 15 third prize awards.

“Undoubtedly, this is very beneficial for the learners!”Vice President of the Open University of China(OUC), Li Linshu,could not contain his excitement upon seeing that individual learning accounts,a credit accumulation system, continuing education, and lifelong learning channels were written into the“Thirteenth Five-Year Plan.”