From January 2001 to January 2012, China increased its Treasury investments by over $1 trillion en route to becoming the largest foreign holder of the securities.
But the trade surpluses and Treasury-buying by China have peaked and are headed for reversal, wrote Sheehan, former head of asset allocation at John Hancock Financial Services in Boston.
In February, China posted a trade deficit of $31.5 billion, the country's biggest in more than a decade.
|Jun 19||Over 1,000 people hospitalized in Japan for heatstroke|
|Almost 1,500 people were transported to hospitals by ambulance due to heatstroke last week, up sharply from 942 in the preceding week, the Fire and Disaster Management Agency said Tuesday. (Japan Times )|
|Jun 19||Local govts wary of Mt. Fuji 'traffic jam'|
|Mt. Fuji, the tallest mountain in Japan, will likely see its summer "traffic jam" of climbers worsen this year thanks to its expected addition to the UNESCO World Heritage List. (Yomiuri )|
|Jun 19||Traffic lights on the blink / Many too old for use; some even collapse|
|Among about 200,000 traffic signals nationwide, 16 percent are being used beyond the end of the expected lifetime of their electrical systems and some have even toppled over due to age, according to the National Police Agency. (Yomiuri )|
|Jun 18||Best biwa selected as gift for Imperial Household|
|A competition has been held near Tokyo to choose the season's best loquats, or biwa fruit, to be presented to the Imperial Household. (NHK )|
|Jun 18||64-year-old woman arrested for stabbing 59-year-old boyfriend|
|Police said Monday they have arrested a 64-year-old woman in connection with the murder of her 59-year-old partner in Seki, Gifu Prefecture. (Japan Today )|
|Jun 18||Tokyo cops bust Gotanda massage parlor for prostitution, arrest 7|
|Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Monday announced the bust of a massage parlor in the Gotanda area of Shinagawa Ward on charges of prostitution. (Tokyo Reporter )|
|Jun 17||8 arrested in Tokyo after two groups clash over hate speech against Koreans|
|Police said Monday that eight people were arrested in Tokyo's Okubo district on Sunday after two groups clashed over recent outbursts of anti-Korean hate speech in Tokyo. (Japan Today )|
|Jun 17||Saitama cops crack down on non-yakuza gangs for brawl|
|Saitama Prefectural Police on Monday announced the arrest of 31 suspects connected with special criminal groups for violent incidents that took place earlier this year. (Tokyo Reporter )|
|Jun 17||Iwate town on alert following series of bear attacks|
|Four people were injured in a series of attacks by at least two bears on Saturday and Sunday in Hanamaki, Iwate Prefecture. (Japan Today )|
|Jun 17||Tokyo cops crack down on beauty products scam on Mixi|
|Tokyo Metropolitan Police last week arrested the manager of a beauty products company that defrauded women recruited on the social-networking site Mixi. (Tokyo Reporter)|