Exactly How Much US Debt Does China Hold?

April 25, 2011 5:24 am

While it is common knowledge that China holds a large amount of US debt (US government debt., held as foreign exchange reserves by China) we were curious to know, exactly how much?

1.154 Trillion USDs is the answer.

“As the biggest foreign buyer of U.S. Treasuries, China is especially sensitive to fluctuations in U.S. debt prices and has periodically sought assurances that its investments would be protected.

China owned $1.154 trillion in U.S. government debt in February, U.S. data showed.”

Statistics Source: Reuters

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