Looks like the dragon mahjong symbol The Chinese character [movie spoiler] (zhong1) doesn't mean " red dragon ", it means "middle". In my opinion, the Chinese Dragon “龙（龍，long[lŋ]）” should not translate to “ dragon ” The symbol "中" is seen reasonably frequently in western culture. From the Wikipedia page on mah jongg: Red (紅中/红中, pinyin hóng. Red has a rich, visual spectrum, so it has a complex and intricate symbolic meaning.  Red symbolizes.