The Ministry of Education recently issued a document entitled Key Work Points for 2017 Educational Informatisation (hereinafter referred as Key Work Points), which stated that further measures should be taken to promote the construction of digital and smart campuses.

On 9th January 2017, the annual National Science and Technology Award Conference 2016 was convened at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

The fifth meeting of the Council of Cooperation between government, industry, enterprise and universities, and the Forum on Research of the Application of Big Data, were recently held at Chongqing Radio and Television University (Chongqing RTVU).

On the evening of 8th February 2017, China Central Television (CCTV) broadcast its annual “Touching China” 2016 Role Models Awards Ceremony, in which Li Wanjun, a senior technician at CRR Changchun Railway Vehicles Co., Ltd. and an outstanding alumnus from the 2012 class of Changchun RTVU, was selected as one of the 2016 role models.

From 14-19th January 2017, the Open University of China’s (OUC) first Yu Shaoping Traditional Landscape Painting Training Seminar, sponsored by the OUC and jointly hosted by the OUC School of Art Education, the National Digital Learning Resources Centre and the Yu Shaoping Painting and Calligraphy Research Institute of the OUC Research Institute of Painting and Calligraphy Art Education (OUC RIPCAE), was held at the OUC Beijing Experimental School.

"OUC's Top Ten News Events of 2016" were announced recently. The selection campaign was jointly organised by www.china.org.cn and the OUC.

The 13th Five-Year Plan for the OUC’s Reform and Construction (Guo Kai Fa 2016 No. 18) was issued on the 30th of December, 2016. It is the first five-year plan formulated since the unveiling of the Open University of China (OUC) in July 2012 and it defines seven major tasks, seven projects for implementation, establishes twenty-five plans and proposes four safeguard measures.
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The selection results for 2016’s top ten modern Chinese distance education news events were revealed on the 9th of Jan., 2017, in Beijing.