From June 2 to 4th, 2017, a seminar on Sharing University Ethnic Theory, Policy Resources & MOOC Construction, hosted by Guangxi University for Nationalities (GXUN), and co-organised by the Open University of China (OUC), Minzu University of China (MUC), and Dalian Minzu University,was convened at GXUN.

From 1-2nd June, 2017, the OUC's 2017 enrolment working conference was held in Qinhuangdao, Hebei province. At the conference, the OUC summarised the enrolment work for spring 2017, deployed the enrolment work for fall 2017, analysed the requirements of MOE's Regulations on Higher Degree of Continuing Education Major Setup, and worked out the thoughts and measures to carry out enrollment management reform.

On 6th June, 2017, the OUC held the teaching reform working conference and put forward the design thoughts, the overall requirements, and key tasks for the recently launched teaching reform work. President of the OUC Yang Zhijian, vice president Liu Chen and Qi Yanwei, as well as all the teaching staff in the teaching department and teaching management department attended the conference. The conference was presided over by Liu Chen.

Editor's notes: "OUC's Reading and Essay Campaign" is an essay collection campaign held annually by the OUC. It was designed to encourage the teaching faculty of the OUC to form a habit of reading books, to inspire them to focus on profound thinking and bold innovation. The activity is expected to enhance the teaching staffs’ ideological quality as well as the working level of the OUC. We will compile a selection of excellent articles from the 2016 Reading and Essay Campaign, and readers can access these articles from this website.

Do a good job by starting from small things and routine tasks. In recent years, the Jinchang branch of Gansu Radio and Television University (Gansu RTVU) has continued to transform its educational philosophy and put all its effort into establishing “Five Heartfelt Services,” so as to enhance educational quality and improve enrolment.

China’s State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT) recently announced a list of one hundred outstanding publications (in the audio-visual and electronic publication categories) to be recommended to young people in the country in 2017. The Earth is a Living Body, published by the Open University of China (OUC) Multimedia Press was among the list.

The ICDE (International Council for Open and Distance Education) Leadership Summit and ICDE-UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) Leadership Forum were held from 22-24th May, 2017 in Nancy, France and the headquarters of UNESCO in Paris, respectively.

From 4-12th May, 2017, at the invitation of China Nonferrous Metal Mining (Group) Co., Ltd (CNMC) in Zambia-China Economic & Trade Cooperation Zone (ZCCZ), the University of Zambia (UNZA), the University of South Africa (UNISA), and other relevant institutions, a delegation of five people headed by vice president of the OUC Liu Chen visited Zambia and South Africa.