A dynamic perspective of the major foreign holders of US government debt
This video graphic courtesy of Computational Legal Studies provides a dynamic perspective of the major foreign holders of US government debt.
As can be seen from the video below China surpasses Japan in 2008 as the top foreign holder of US debt.
Russia also became a significant holder of US debt between late 2006 and mid 2007.
The pie chart visualizes the ten biggest US debt holders. There is a variety of debt held by other countries. The grand total of all US debt held abroad is tracked in the bottom right corner of the visual.