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China Let Up on Treasuries in July to Tune of $22 Billion: Chart

The U.S.’s biggest creditor became a bit lighter in July. China’s holdings of Treasury securities fell to the lowest level in more than three years as the world’s second-largest economy pares foreign-exchange reserves to support the yuan. The country’s balance of U.S. government debt -- $1.22 trillion -- was down $22 billion from June, according to Treasury Department data released Sept. 16 and previous figures compiled by Bloomberg.

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