Workers assemble engines on an assembly line at a workshop of the Weichai Power Co., Ltd. in Weifang City, east China's Shandong Province, April 22, 2021. (Xinhua/Guo Xulei)
BEIJING, March 31 (Xinhua) -- The purchasing managers' index (PMI) for China's manufacturing sector came in at 49.5 in March, down from 50.2 in February, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed Thursday.
A reading above 50 indicates expansion, while a reading below reflects contraction. ■