In Xi'an on April 25, 2013, a 70-year-old woman and Xi'an RTVU Professor Hou Xinchang shook hands, overcome with emotion. With tears in his eyes, Hou said repeatedly, “It has been thirty years, and I really don’t know how to thank you!” What is the story behind their emotional reunion?

With the rapid development of online learning in China, online learning practitioners are having to acquire a wider range of skills and qualities. The Open University, UK (OUUK), a partner in the “Training for Online Learning Practitioners” project, sent Dr. Martin Smith to the Open University of China (OUC) for one month to help reform the project’s courses. Our reporter was honored to have the opportunity to interview Dr. Smith.

In the interest of developing community education and constructing a lifelong education system for all, on May 8, Leshan RTVU officially established a community education study center, organized family education learning activities in the newly built primary school, and issued more than 500 free learning cards to parents. 

A special edition of the OUC digital library for lifelong community learning in Wenzhou was officially launched on May 8, 2013. Deputy Party Secretary of the OUC Zhang Hui attended the opening ceremony and delivered a speech.

In order to set a good example for young people and help foster positive ideals, the Central Committee of the Communist Youth League and the All-China Youth Federation have presented the 17th annual “China May 4 Youth Medal” to 27 members, and conferred nominations on five members. Two students from the radio and TV universities (RTVUs), Zhi Zhiyi and Chen Jianfa, were presented with the medal and received a nomination respectively.  

A Chinese proverb says: "You can predict a child's future by the time he is three years old." Therefore, preschool education is of vital importance to children. Dayi county is located on the outskirts of Chengdu, and was one of the hardest-hit areas during the May 12 Wenchuan earthquake. Chengdu RTVU and the Dayi Education Bureau have pledged to cooperate

On May 9, 2013, the OUC and the Open University, UK (OUUK) signed a strategic cooperation memorandum in Beijing.

According to the memorandum, the two sides will explore the development of online distance education based