China holds 9.5% of the United States' debt.
Adam Rifkin stashed this in Economics!
Thinking about this as we approach the Debt Cliff yet again.
U.S. Individuals and Institutions own 42% of America's debt. Plus another 18% is our Social Security Trust Fund, and another 6% is the U.S. Civil Service Retirement Fund. Add the 2% for the U.S. Military Retirement Fund, and you see that two-thirds of all U.S. Debt is owed to Americans.