China's HSBC services PMI slipped to 52.5 in November from 52.6 in October.
Composite PMI increased to an eight-month high of 52.3 from 51.8.
Employment in the services sector expanded for the third consecutive month.
"However, the moderation of new business and prices-charged growth implies that the underlying growth momentum started to soften," HSBC says. (PR)
The official services PMI dropped to 56 from 56.3.