Shanxi provincial government recently gave official approval for Shanxi Radio and TV University (RTVU) to be renamed Shanxi Open University. At the same time, nine municipal-level RTVUs were also renamed as open universities, including Taiyuan, Linfen, Yuncheng, Datong, Shuozhou, Yangquan, Lvliang, Changzhi, and Jincheng RTVUs.

On 4 December 2020, an academic seminar on a qualification framework and credit accreditation in western areas of China was held at the Chongqing Branch of the Open University of China (OUC).

On 5 December 2020, the Open University of China (OUC) held a meeting in Beijing on the construction of courses in ideology and political theory, and the founding of a steering committee for the teaching of ideology and political theory.

A signing ceremony for a strategic cooperation framework agreement between the Open University of China (OUC) and Zhejiang Conservatory of Music was held recently at the campus of the latter.

On 2 December 2020, the Open University of China (OUC) held an online video seminar with community-education experts, aiming to implement the guidance of the 5th Plenary Session of the 19th CPC Central Committee and general secretary Xi Jinping's important exposition on education, and push forward the development of the 14th Five-Year Plan and the construction of a new national education platform as proposed in the OUC Comprehensive Reform Plan.

The English-major Reform Central Group of the Faculty of Foreign Languages of the Open University of China (OUC) held a work meeting in Kunming on 3 and 4 December 2020, aiming to implement the OUC Comprehensive Reform Plan and promote English-major teaching reforms.

On 4 and 5 December 2020, the Open University of China (OUC) convened a work conference on the construction of standards for its English-grading system in Kunming, Yunnan Province.

On 28 November 2020, the Open University of China (OUC) and Hangzhou Radio & TV University (Hangzhou RTVU) signed an agreement on course co-construction. Lin Yu, OUC vice president of the OUC; Ye Zhihong, director of the Academic Affairs Department; Xie Liewei, Hangzhou RTVU Party secretary; He Shugui, deputy Party secretary; staff in charge of co-construction, and teacher representatives of the two universities, participated in the ceremony.