The Open University of China (OUC) carried out a series of field research activities with the theme of “entering the front line and meeting grassroots-level students and teachers to improve teaching work” with the goal of understanding the actual teaching situation at the front-line.

On 25 December 2020, the Open University of China (OUC) signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the Development and Reform Commission, Education Commission, and Human Resources and Social Security Bureau of Daxing district, Beijing, and Beijing Zhonghang Future Technology Group, at the OUC convention centre.

It was reported at the promotion meeting for the transformation and development of the Hebei Open University (Hebei OU) held on 19 December 2020 that Hebei Provincial People’s Government has approved the renaming of Hebei Radio and TV University (Hebei RTVU) to Hebei OU. Relevant RTVUs at municipal and county levels in Hebei Province were also renamed as open universities.

On 23 December 2020, the unveiling ceremony for the establishment of Hunan Open University was held. Established on the foundation of Hunan Radio and TV University (Hunan RTVU), Hunan Open University (Hunan OU) is not just a simple renaming; rather, it is a symbol of profound educational reform and the strategic transformation of the cause of the university.

On the morning of 22 December 2020, Qingdao Open University (OU) was officially inaugurated.

On 18 December 2020, Shandong Provincial People's Government approved the renaming of Shandong Radio and TV University (RTVU) as Shandong Open University (OU). On 23 December, Shandong OU was formally inaugurated at a ceremony at the Nanjiao Hotel.

On 19 December 2020, a ceremony to celebrate Jiangxi Radio and TV University’s (Jiangxi RTVU) renaming as Jiangxi Open University (Jiangxi OU) was held at the Qingshanhu campus of Jiangxi OU.

On 24 December 2020, a meeting to celebrate the transformation and name change of Fujian Radio and TV University (Fujian RTVU) to Fujian Open University (Fujian OU) was held at the Fujian OU’s Guishan campus. Li Dejin, vice governor of Fujian Provincial People's Government, and Cao Guoyong, executive deputy secretary of the Party Committee of the Open University of China (OUC), inaugurated Fujian OU and delivered speeches.