Milutinovic said he was "not happy to have lost, but very happy with the composure of the players".
"I hope the players got a keener idea of the difference between scoring and not scoring, winning and not winning."
Uruguay coach Victor Pua took the opportunity to try out a number of players and admitted he was happy with his squad's contribution.
"Although we made lots of substitutions, we never lost our overall game plan," he said.
China: Jiang Jin, (An Qi 46), Wu Chengying (Yang Pu 75), Fan Zhiyi (Zhang Enhua 29), Sun Jihai (Xu Yunlong 21), Li Tie (Gao Yao 46), Ma Mingyu (Zhao Junzhe 46), Su Maozhen (Qu Bo 46), Li Weifeng (Du Wei 73), Li Xiaopeng (Li Ming 60), Qi Hong, Yang Chen (Zhang Yuning 60).
Uruguay: Hector Fabian Carini, Gustavo Mendez (Diego
Perez 83), Gonzalo Sorondo, Paolo Montero (Nicolas Olivera 70), Pablo Garcia (Marcelo Romero 64), Dario Rodriguez (Sebastian Eguren 84), Gianni Guigou, Fabian O'Neil, Sebastian Abreu, Mario Regueiro (Diego Forlan 60), Alvaro Recoba.