In recent years, RTVUs in China have shifted their focus from degree education to equal priority on both degree education and non-degree education; from school education to the simultaneous promotion of school education and social education; from teaching to parallel development of teaching and research; and from closed self-development to open coordinated development. Against this background, and faced with enrolment pressure and fierce market competition, in recent years, Qinghai Radio and TV University (RTVU) has created a new internet-based layout relying on the modern distance education network platform to advance employee education, community education, senior citizen education, and various other types of training.

Every Tuesday, 72-year-old Grandpa Chen comes to the Calligraphy Experience Centre at Tianjin Radio and TV University (Tianjin RTVU) for his calligraphy lesson.

On 20th July 2018, a conference on development strategy was held at Guangdong Open University (Guangdong OU, Guangdong Polytechnic Institute).

Hangzhou RTVU for Older Adults was founded in September 1998, and now has one demonstration-teaching site and 8 affiliated teaching sites.

Recently, the reporter learned that by 2020, Radio and Television Universities (RTVUs) at all levels in Sichuan province will be among the first in the country and the leading ones in the west of China to be basically transformed into modern open universities. A Mutual Credit Recognition Alliance, composed of colleges and universities, RTVUs, and training institutions, will be established for the credit bank of lifelong education in Sichuan Province.

Recently, the documentary "Flakes" by Cheng Wen, a teacher at the Ningbo Radio and TV University (Ningbo RTVU), was shortlisted for the "Cultural and Natural Heritage Day: Non-Material Cultural-Heritage Film Festival", jointly sponsored by the Ministry of Culture (MOC) Centre for Ethnic and Folk Literature and Art Development and the National Library of China.

On 16th July 2018, Tianjin Radio and Television University (Tianjin RTVU) celebrated its 60th anniversary at the auditorium at Haihe Educational Park Campus. Yang Zhijian, president of the Open University of China (OUC), attended the anniversary and gave a speech. Nearly 300 personnel including former leaders, retired cadres, leaders of the units of the RTVU system, members of the university leadership, alumni representatives, and staff and faculty representatives attended the celebration.

With the coordinated development of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei and the continuing construction of the Xiong'an New District in Baoding, known as a "key strategic zone" and the "south gate of the Capital of China", a historic renewal has been initiated. Over the past 39 years, the development of Baoding Radio and TV University (Baoding RTVU) has kept pace with the economic and social development of Baoding.