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The island province of Hainan has relocated 98,000 people, and 60,215 people have been relocated in Maoming City, Guangdong Province, which is likely to be hit hard by the typhoon, local authorities said on Wednesday.
Authorities have issued a warning to all fishing vessels to return to port.
Utor is the eleventh typhoon to hit China this year.
The typhoon made landfall in south China’s Guangdong Province on Wednesday afternoon, local meteorological authorities said.
Authorities are monitoring the typhoon movements and are on stand-by for rescue operations.