BEIJING (AP) - An official survey shows Chinese manufacturing barely expanded in November and stayed at the same rate as in the previous month, indicating a continual sluggish recovery.

BEIJING (AP) An official survey shows Chinese manufacturing barely expanded in November and stayed at the same rate as in the previous month, indicating a continual sluggish recovery.

The China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing's Sunday report shows the group's purchasing managers' index remained at 51.4, the same from October.

A private survey by HSBC expected weaker growth in Chinese manufacturing with a PMI at 50.4, down from October's 50.9, amid signs of weaker global demands and slower inventory restocking.

Both indexes use a 100-point scale on which numbers below 50 indicate contraction.