The first Community international scientific cooperation activity with China was initiated in October 1985 by a workshop organized in Beijing entitled "The revolution of new technologies". This publication, entitled "International scientific cooperation: Consolidated report of activities 1985-92, Peoples Republic of China", presents a summary report of all activities for which financial support had been made prior to the end of 1992. It covers joint research projects and post-doctoral fellowships. The report covers selected activities under the EC/China International scientific cooperation programme and contains the summaries of 25 research projects, 100 fellowships and six workshops and provides the results of these actions in terms of research findings, contacts and scientific publications. Also included is a bibliometric study of Chinese and EC research cooperation output which was carried out during the period 1985-1992. The subject matter of the report has been divided by chapters into the following eight areas: - Agricultural sciences; - Biological sciences; - Chemical sciences; - Earth sciences; - Environmental sciences; - Health and biomedical sciences; - Materials sciences; - Physical, mathematical and engineering sciences.