(The scene changes to the courtyard of the tyrantís mansion. Sleek Kuomintang officers, political bosses and well-fed farmers celebrate their hostís birthday. Waiters pour wine as the guards display their military training. Dance of the Mercenaries. Hung Chiang Ch'ing enters, dressed as a foreign merchant. He is accompanied by the President, who presents the doorman with a red-and-gilt card. Lao Szu rushes to greet these exotic guests)
KISSINGER (as Lao Szu) I have my brief. I flatter myself. I know my man. The sine qua non the face on the coin. You see what I mean. The empire builder, the man with his shoulder against the roulette wheel: he stands like a stone wall and sticks of success. Iím here to liaise with the backroom boys who know how to live. And me, I contrive to catch a few crumbs... The ringleadersí names The gist of their schemes... Loose change.
NIXON Here friend, something for you. Youíre talking like a real pro.