On April 29th, 2016, a ceremony to celebrate the International Workers Day as well as the National May 1st Labor Medal awards ceremony was held in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

May 6th, 2016 witnessed the announcement of the results of the Wuhan International “Chucai Cup” Essay Competition. Zhang Yuehai, a grandpa from Wujiashan Street, Dongxihu District, Wuhan, was overjoyed to learn that his granddaughter received second prize in the competition. “Grandpa Zhang, congratulations on your granddaughter winning second prize”, “You have to teach us how to be such a successful grandpa.” These days Grandpa Zhang is often embraced in such warm compliments from his neighbours.

On April 28, 2016, a delegation led by Vice President Trofimov Vsevolod Viktorovich from the National Open Institute in St. Petersburg visited Fujian RTVU.

In order to help military veterans with their employment as well as comprehensively improve their employ-ability, Sichuan RTVU implemented a vocational education and skills training programme within its local schooling system for military veterans in Sichuan province.

Most people don’t want to sit in the classroom and learn at the weekend. How about if the class was given by a beautiful tea specialist in an elegant tea dress, who swirls by with a kettle, serves fragrant tea, and gives an introduction in a soft and gentle voice? Would you be interested then?

Between April 4 and 8, 2016, the 7th WIETE (World Institute for Engineering and Technology Education) Annual Conference on Engineering and Technology Education, and the 4th Mediterranean Seminar on Engineering and Technology Education, were held at the Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus in Athens, Hellas, Greece.

On April 9 & 10, 2016, Pan’an Branch, Zhejiang RTVU organized a series of teaching practice activities at Jiusuier Ecological Planting Garden in Tiantai County, Siwu Chuangke Ecological and Agricultural Venture Garden, and Hou’an Village for over 40 students in the fall of 2014 class of the Tourism Agriculture programme.

In the morning of April 8, 2016, a symposium on supporting the targeted poverty alleviation as part of the “Rural College Students Training Programme” and a launch ceremony for a pilot mobile learning scheme in Hunan province was held at the Radio and Television University (RTVU) in Xiangxi autonomous prefecture.