In the summer of 1980, 10-month-old Liu Xin was struck by the measles and lost hearing after a high fever of 41.5 ℃. Ever since then, he has been living in a soundless world.

At the age of nine, Liu Xin began to receive special education at the Lanzhou School for the Deaf and Blind, and there began his dance career. Later he joined the provincial performing arts troupe for disabled people. Liu said that since his ears could never hear the beautiful music, for each dance his sign language teacher would use gestures to convey the rhythm of the music. He would capture the rhythm with his eyes and feel the music in his heart, and then voice the language of dance through

Recently, the "2011 Community Education Music Broadcast and Competition" drew a close. This activity was hosted by the Ministry of Education Community Education Research and Training Center (Open University of China) and the Community Education Committee of the Chinese Adult Education Association, with guidance from the MoE Department of Vocational and Adult Education, the China Adult Education Association and Music Education Sub-Commission

Liu Ping suffers from polio. After an operation in 2007, his weak limbs have made it extremely difficult for him to move around. Wu Wenjing is a young man from Aba Prefecture who lost sight in one eye when he was a senior in high school due to an accidental fall while reading on the roof of a seven-story building.


Recently, a delegation of seven persons from the Open University of China (OUC) visited Thompson Rivers University (TRU) in Canada, Colorado State University Global Campus (CSU-Global Campus)and University of Maryland University College (UMUC)in the U.S. for scholarly exchange on topics such as credit transfer, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and online learning. The parties also discussed future collaboration and development plans.

Between February 27-29, 2012, the Constitutive Meeting of the new ICDE Executive Committee was held in Oslo, Norway. The six members of the ICDE Executive Committee and more than 60 leaders from major universities all over Norway were in attendance. As a member of the ICDE Executive Committee and president of the Open University of China (OUC), Dr. Yang Zhijian attended the meeting and delivered a keynote speech.

On February 16, 2012, the Open University of China (OUC) and Centre National d'Enseignement à Distance (CNED) signed an agreement for educational collaboration and exchange at CNED headquarters in Poitiers. According to the agreement, the two parties will cooperate extensively in pursuing distance education initiatives including Chinese and French language instruction, as well as course sharing, resource sharing, and cooperative research and teaching exchange.

On February 20, 2012, Secretary General of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) Gard Titlestad visited the OUC Wukesong Distance Education Building in Beijing and had a meeting with OUC President and ICDE Executive Committee member Doctor Yang Zhijian.

Doctor Yang shared with Mr. Titlestad

1. Du Zhanyuan, Deputy Minister of Education, makes a tour of inspection to the OUC

On February 26, 2011, Du Zhanyuan, Deputy Minister and member of the CPC Leading Group of the Ministry of Education, arrived at the Open University of China (OUC) and visited its Distance Reception Centre, Online Q&A Room, Live Classroom, Two-Way Video Distance Monitoring Centre, CRTVU Online Educational Technology Limited and other sectors. The Deputy Minister gave full affirmation to the OUC's achievements over the last three decades