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megimoo
02-28-2011, 10:48 PM
China's holdings of US bonds reached $1.16 trillion at the end of December, almost $270 billion more than previously estimated, new data showed Monday.

We owe:
China: $ 1.18 trillion in October
Japan: $ 882 billion in December
Britain: $ 272.1 billion.


Beijing, which has converted much of a huge trade surplus with the United States over the past two decades into buying up US treasuries and other securities, held 26.1 percent of the total of $4.44 trillion held by foreigners, the Treasury said.
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Chinese-held Treasuries have fallen since hitting a high of $1.18 trillion in October, under the revised figures.

Japan remained by far the second largest holder of US government debt, with $882 billion in December, around $1.3 billion less than original estimates.

Britain was third at $272.1 billion.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110228/pl_afp/useconomyfinancebondschina

Novaheart
02-28-2011, 11:11 PM
Very simple- we give China Iran and call it even. Hell, let's be generous and throw in Afghanistan as well.

megimoo
02-28-2011, 11:31 PM
Very simple- we give China Iran and call it even. Hell, let's be generous and throw in Afghanistan as well.And they take the rest of the middle east ...Good plan Gordo !

Novaheart
02-28-2011, 11:42 PM
And they take the rest of the middle east ...Good plan Gordo !


China already borders Afghanistan and Afghanistan borders Iran.

megimoo
03-01-2011, 12:04 AM
China already borders Afghanistan and Afghanistan borders Iran.Very good, But they don't have the carte blanche you seem to advocate !