America has dominated global finance for decades. But could covid-19 tip the balance of financial power in China’s favour? Further reading: Sign up to The Economist’s daily newsletter to keep up to date with our latest covid-19 coverage: Find The Economist’s most recent coverage of covid-19 here: Read Matthieu Favas’ special report here: How the pandemic is driving America and China further apart: Fu Ying: why China and America must co-operate on covid-19: Read our article on China’s aim to launch the world’s first official digital currency: