The people of China have a long held belief that they are descendents of the dragon, a tradition that is firmly embedded in their culture and one that is encountered across all aspects of Chinese society and in the minds of its people. Whereas in western cultures the dragon is usually regarded as a symbol of malevolence, in China it is held in high esteem for its dignity and power for good.
In Chinese culture, Dragons and Phoenixes, “龙 “and “凤” are two very auspicious creatures. There is a Chinese saying that goes, “龙凤呈祥”，which means “prosperity brought by the dragon and the phoenix”. Dragons also symbolize the emperor, and phoenix, the queen, so “望子成龙” or “Wangzi Cheng Long, which roughly translates to “Hope for the child to become a dragon” is said to express the eagerness of Chinese parents for their children to achieve greatness