Recently, the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC), the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, and the China Federation of Literary and Art Associations jointly released a list of the top stage productions celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the CPC.

On 20 April 2021, under the guidance of the Lifelong-learning Professional Committee of the Chinese Society of Educational-development Strategy (CSEDS) and the Chengdu Education Bureau, the Chengdu Office for the Promotion of Lifelong Education and Chengdu Open University (Chengdu OU) jointly held a ceremony for the establishment of the Southwest China Lifelong-learning Research Centre, a division of the CSEDS Lifelong-learning Professional Committee.

A training class on live-stream commerce, the 1st of its kind, jointly held for disabled adults by Lishui Radio and TV University (Lishui RTVU) and the Lishui Disabled Persons’ Federation in order to support employment of the disabled and help them start their own businesses, as well as to implement the key strategic decisions and plans of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council, and help realise the goal of "building a moderately prosperous society in an all-round way and leaving no disabled people behind", concluded recently. The event was attended by more than 70 disabled people in the city.

From 15 March to 3 April, 2021, Tianjin Open University (Tianjin OU) held two simulation-based training classes for entrepreneurship trainers in Tianjin. Two national-level entrepreneurship instructors and training experts, Ma Wei and Liu Pai, were invited to deliver them, and 60 teachers from Tianjin OU, Tianjin Agricultural University, and Tianjin Chengjian University participated.

Shanxi provincial government recently gave official approval for Shanxi Radio and TV University (RTVU) to be renamed Shanxi Open University. At the same time, nine municipal-level RTVUs were also renamed as open universities, including Taiyuan, Linfen, Yuncheng, Datong, Shuozhou, Yangquan, Lvliang, Changzhi, and Jincheng RTVUs.

On 4 December 2020, an academic seminar on a qualification framework and credit accreditation in western areas of China was held at the Chongqing Branch of the Open University of China (OUC).

The OUC's Guangzhou Branch recently held a training class for full-time teachers of older adults, the 1st of its kind in Guangzhou.

A ceremony to mark the signing of a strategic cooperation agreement on the innovative application of 5G + distance education between the Tianjin branch of the Open University of China (OUC) and Tianjin Mobile Communication Co. Ltd, China Mobile’s Tianjin division, was held on 2 September 2020.