Since China started the war against COVID-19, the Chinese people, standing together through storm and stress, worrying about each other and offering mutual help, have built a great defensive wall against the epidemic and achieved positive results in both epidemic prevention and control, as well as economic and social development.

To enhance the competence of officials in rural communities, an educational programme has been initiated in Qinghai province. Through Qinghai Radio and TV University (RTVU) and its prefecture- and county-level study centres, specialised courses are offered based on innovative teaching methods, and with the aim of providing officials better approaches to both planning and execution, and leading to enhanced rural governance.

On 11 June 2020, the Open University of China (OUC) held a work conference to upgrade the “One College Student Per Village” Programme to the “Professionals for Rural Revitalisation” Programme.

In order to implement the guidelines put forward in Several Opinions on Strengthening the Construction of Situation and Policy Courses in Colleges and Universities in the New Era released by the Ministry of Education, enhance the provision of education on situation and policy for open education students, and further implement the teaching of ideological and political courses in Hubei Province, on the afternoon of 9 June, the OUC Hubei Branch launched a special live lecture on situation and policy for the spring semester 2020 through the OUC cloud classroom, using the cloud classroom's live streaming platform and with technical support provided by the OUC Online Education and Technology Co., Ltd.. A total of 1,500 teachers and students participated in the live teaching session in real time.

On 12 June 2020, the Open University of China (OUC) held a meeting on (expanded) collective theoretical learning for the central group of the OUC Party Committee, where Lu Xin, member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, former vice minister of the Ministry of Education (MOE), and president of the Chinese Society for Technical and Vocational Education (CSTVE), was invited to give a special lecture titled Artificial Intelligence: A Major Opportunity for Educational Reform and Innovation.

On 10 June 2020, Cheng Jiacai, secretary of the Party Committee of the Chinese Service Centre for Scholarly Exchange (CSCSE), and six other group members paid a visit to the Open University of China (OUC), where they held a discussion with Jing Degang, secretary of the Party Committee and president of the OUC, Yang Xiaotang, OUC vice president, and the heads of relevant departments of the university.

In order to comprehensively improve the educational qualifications and teaching abilities of rural teachers in continuing education, Aba Radio and TV University (Aba RTVU) issued the Notice on the Implementation of the Spring Rain Activity for Enhancing Rural Teachers’ Educational Qualifications and Teaching Abilities (Aba RTVU, [2020], No. 15).

A Radio and TV University (RTVU) Education Alliance for the Dual-City Economic Zone in Chengdu and Chongqing (hereinafter referred to as RTVU Education Alliance or the Alliance) was established in Chengdu on 8 June 2020.