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Typhoon lands in China after Hong Kong shuts down

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BEIJING — Tens of thousands of people were evacuated as a powerful typhoon thundered into southern China today after shutting down the bustling Asian financial center of Hong Kong and sinking a cargo ship.

Packing high winds and torrential rain, Typhoon Utor forced the closure of schools, offices, shopping centers and construction sites in cities along its path northwest across Guangdong province.

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