While most of the western world is up to its knees in debt, and some, like Ireland, have taken considerable measures, China, the world-second largest economy, has a surplus of $3trn. With that money, it could buy the entire United States Department of Defence plus its hardware, and still have enough money left over to pay off the debt of the PIGS (Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Spain) countries.
We went on the street to ask, what do you think?
Steven Wills, 25,
London (Drug Dealer) - "Lotta coke, huh?"
Tom Hargreaves, 78,
York (Retired Miner) - "I think this means that next time I get a trust fund it'll be in China."
Former General MacArthur, Deceased,
Grave (Former General of the United Nations Korean War intervention) - "See? I told you my rolling back Communism idea wasn't so bad, eh?"