The Chinese dragon has a long serpentine body and usually has a beard on its face. Even though it has no wings it still flies. It flies because it is a spiritual creature not bound by the laws of the physical world.
These dragons are mystical creatures with many supernatural powers that are described in different tales. Although they do not usually breathe fire, they can turn into fire or water, or clouds, or become invisible.
Unlike the Western dragon that is dangerous and usually considered evil, the oriental dragon is a powerful spiritual creature, benevolent and a bringer of good fortune. So, Orientals don't think dragon slaying is such a good idea! In China, the dragon was often adopted by emperors as a sacred symbol of power.