From 12-13th November 2017, a meeting on teaching work in the economics and management majors of the Open University of China (OUC) was held in Zhuhai, Guangdong province with the aim of further deepening teaching and educational reform, comprehensively improving teaching quality, and promoting the construction and reform of these key developing majors.

Nanjing Open University for the Elderly (Nanjing OU for the Elderly) was inaugurated at the launch ceremony of “Nanjing Lifelong Learning Activity Week” on 28th October 2017.

On 9th November, 2017, the Open University of China (OUC) and Guangdong Banwokao Network Technology Co., Ltd. (Banwokao in short) signed an agreement on the OUC Teachers' Qualification Online Education Programme in Beijing.

To implement the spirit of operating an efficient continuing education system, accelerating the construction of a learning society, and strongly enhancing the nation’s quality, goals put forth at the 19th National Congress of the CPC central committee, a "Lifelong Learning, U-Learning, and Future Learning" themed Launch Seminar for the Online Credit Bank & Credit Bank Construction was held in Beijing.

In his report at the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, Xi Jinping said, “We should mobilise the energies of our whole Party, our whole country, and our whole society, and continue to implement targeted poverty reduction and alleviation measures.”

The development and implementation of the Teachers Network-Based Training Programme (TNBTP) (2015-2017), as part of the Training Plan for Primary and Secondary School Teachers (TPPSST) of the Open University of China (OUC) has improved the information technology application abilities of teachers in 13,163 kindergartens, primary, and secondary schools in Sichuan province.

The sixth session of the Open University of China’s (OUC) Competition of Best Teacher’s Paper in Economics and Management, which received more than 300 papers, has ended, with 108 papers winning final awards.

The critical period of the 13th Five-Year Plan is of decisive significance to realise the first centenary goal of the Communist Party of China, that is, “to build a moderately prosperous society in all aspects”; to accomplish China’s three strategic objectives of education, i.e., “to basically modernise education, to basically shape a learning society, and to become a nation with significant human resources”; and to build the OUC into a new type of university, a high-level open university with Chinese characteristics, and an important pillar of the learning society.