Note that the PPIP program:
Has the Treasury matches whatever a private investor puts up, then credits 6X as much capital. So if the Chinese are buying $2 billion, the US puts up $2 billion, and then the PPIP allows the purchase of $24 billion of distressed assets in the open market.
All for $2 billion dollars. Oh, and the FDIC would guarantee the debt being issued by the PPIP.
Thanks to Muffy.