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China further trims US Treasury holdings to 17-month low in October

China, the largest foreign holder of U.S. Treasurys, reduced its holdings for the fifth consecutive month in October, U.S. Treasury data showed Dec. 17.

In October, China held $1.139 trillion of U.S. government debt, the lowest level since May 2017. It was down from $1.151 trillion in September.

Japan, the second-largest foreign investor in U.S. Treasurys after China, also reduced its holdings in October to $1.019 trillion from $1.028 trillion in September.

Total foreign holdings in October fell to $6.200 trillion from $6.225 trillion in September, U.S. Treasury data showed.