What many people donât know is that the Social Security Trust Fund, also known as your retirement money, owns most of â¦ This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. All rights reserved. As President Donald J. Trump meets with G20 leaders in Osaka, Japan all eyes will be on his meetings with China’s President Xi. The U.S. owes $1.07 trillion to China, making it the second-largest foreign lender. Former deputy national security advisor K.T. The debt included $211 million from the state-owned Bank of China, which matures in the middle of what could be Trumpâs second term. US President Donald Trump (R) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (2-R) and members of their delegation hold a dinner meeting with China’s President Xi Jinping (L) Chinas Foreign Affairs Minister Wang Yi (2-L) and Chinese government representatives, at the end of the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Buenos Aires, on December 01, 2018. Steps from Trump Tower in â¦ Japan was the primary debt holder until 2008, but now comes in second place, with $1.2 trillion. Brazil. China has a secret: It owes American investors hundreds of billions of dollars. The U.S. government owes $1.09 trillion to Japan and $1.058 trillion to China. The debt ceiling is the cap that is seâ¦ The Treasury Department is in charge of issuing enough savings bonds, Treasury bonds, and Treasury inflation-protected securities to finance the government's current budget. If the PRC succeeds to the ROC’s rights, like a permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council and many others, then the same One China Policy requires the PRC to succeed to the ROC’s obligations. British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in 1987 ordered Beijing to pay Brits for their holdings or lose access to British capital markets, enticing then-Chinese President Li Xiannian’s government to reach a settlement of 23.5 million British pounds. "This is not the first time China’s actions have had an outsized impact on the American people," Blackburn said. When the Communist party seized power in 1949 and renamed the country the People’s Republic of China, China claimed to be sole successor to all of the Republic of China’s rights under the successor state doctrine of international law, but disavowed the ROC’s obligations, including its sovereign debt. (RELATED: The Massive ‘Pig Ebola’ Epidemic Will Give Trump Big Leverage In His Trade Standoff With China). Today China can afford to pay Americans 100 cents on the dollar. (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images). As a result, the Bank of China is no longer a direct lender to the buildingâs partnershipâand Trump certainly does not owe tens of millions of dollars to the Chinese lender. And he is now working hard to deliver on that promise, but he is surrounded by a powerful Wall Street lobby that — big surprise! As the U.S Court of Appeals has stated: “A monarchy may be transformed into a republic, or a republic into a monarchy; absolute principles may be substituted for constitutional, or the reverse; but though the government changes, the nation remains, with rights and obligations unimpaired.”. Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., introduced a resolution Thursday calling on China to repay U.S. bondholders more than $1.6 trillion of sovereign debt, including interest, that pre-dates the country's Communist government. Yet, the world map of debt to China amassed through direct loans (excluding debt holdings and short-term trade debt) shows that a majority of countries heavily in debt to China â¦ Australia. China owes the United States $1.3 trillion, which is the most debt out of all the countries that are its debtors. President Trump promised as a candidate to put America first by using his unique force of will, intellect, and famous deal-making prowess to fix our disastrously unfair economic relationship with China. Other countries with outstanding U.S. debt include Russia, India and South Korea. Do Americans really want election integrity? With the rise of gold prices since default and the effects of compounded interest, China’s defaulted sovereign debt to Americans and to bondholders worldwide is just getting larger. The thing is that some governmental agencies, such as tâ¦ Everybody knows that the US is the worldâs biggest borrower, owing a massive amount of money to China, which holds $1.15 trillion in bonds issued by Uncle Sam. By paying some bondholders and not others, Beijing is technically in selective default, according to the ratings of bond-risk firms Moody’s, Standard & Poors and Fitch, and cannot access the international debt market until it pays the remaining holders. CHINA WIELDS CORONAVIRUS TO NATIONALIZE AMERICAN-OWNED CARMAKER, “We are thrilled,” said American Bondholder Foundation President Jonna Bianco, who has power of attorney for 95% of the thousands of U.S. bondholders. Indeed, the US-China relationship is a classic example of the old saw: if you owe the bank a thousand dollars, you have a problem; if you owe the bank a trillion dollars, the bank has a problem. “Well, the abuse ends here. European countries hold about $1 trillion in combined U.S. debt; $1.14 trillion if you includeRussia. Among all of those foreign creditors to which America owes money, China led the way at $1.17 trillion, followed by Japan, at $1.07 trillion as of January 2018. The publication posted an article Friday suggesting President Donald Trump currently âowesâ millions of dollars to the Bank of China, adding that âthe loan is due soon.âPolitico was forced to quietly edit its story after it was determined that Trump apparently did not currently owe the Bank of China millions of dollars.. The New York Times reported Thursday that Trump is likely to announce plans for a future summit meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping to resolve remaining trade issues and sign a final agreement between the U.S. and China. The virus, which originated in Wuhan, China, has infected more than 5.2 million Americans and killed 166,600. While the media will focus on trade, President Trump has long said the deal he is negotiating with Xi is designed to resolve all issues with China, not just trade. The Chinese government doesn't like to talk about it and the U.S. â¦ China owes Americans a larger portion of its national debt than the U.S. owes China. Mutual Fund and ETF data provided by Refinitiv Lipper. Quotes displayed in real-time or delayed by at least 15 minutes. How will Biden administration treat China? China buys our bonds for different reasons one of which is to devalue their currency to allow their companies to have a competitive edge over our companies here in the US, so technically we do not owe China money, there is also risk associated with the purchase of bonds, if the entity who created the bonds goes bankrupt, the holder of the bonds might be out of luck on recovering their â¦ Investors, including banks, foreign governments and individuals, can cash in on these bonds when they reach maturity. Instead of transferring money to the debtor, China pays the loans directly to the Chinese contractors to ensure that the money stays within the Chinese financial system. It is time for China to pay its debt just as we pay ours. âChina has repeatedly failed to honor its obligations to America, taking American familiesâ money and jobs,â McSally said. Doing so would be an important and tangible step in Making American Great Again. – US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping had the future of their trade dispute — and broader rivalry between the world’s two top economies — on the menu at a high-stakes dinner Saturday. How can one have any positive expectations that the PRC will abide by the same rules as the rest of the world — be it complying with WTO obligations, fair trade or stopping the theft of our intellectual property if they can’t even be held to the simplest obligation to repay their sovereign debts?