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The Biggest Holders of US Government Debt

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15. Taiwan

U.S. debt holdings: $184.4 billion

Taiwan's holdings of U.S. debt have increased gradually over the last year, but in the past two years it has surpassed both Russia and Switzerland in total holdings. To date, Taiwan holds $184.4 billion in Treasury securities, compared with Russia's $146.7 billion and Hong Kong’s $138.8 billion.

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