Comment: Why would China want our US debt? Why would Japan? $1 T each.

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Why would China want our US debt? Why would Japan? $1 T each.

They have so much of their own. China National Debt
Chinese ¥ 14,615,983,711,374 (¥14 Trillion; approx $2.5 Billion)

Japan may pop the question. Japan National Debt
Japanese ¥ 1,000,301,923,074,951 (¥1 Quadrillion; approx $10 Trillion)


USA debt sold (IOU):

  • China, Mainland $1.16 trillion (Sept. 2012) Update: China now #2.
  • Japan, Islands $1.13 trillion (Sept. 2012) Update: Japan now #1.

MAJOR FOREIGN HOLDERS OF TREASURY SECURITIES: September 2012.

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