You have no idea what a stupid translation this is btw. The character 中 has a much more general meaning than "middle". The reason it is drawn that way is because it represents an arrow fired at the center of a target. 中 can mean, middle, center, in between, medium,... and so on. In this case the word 中国 translates better as "the country at the center". In Chinese culture there are five heavenly gods, east, west, north, south and center, the god in the center being the most powerful. So the Chinese name for China 中国 is implying that China is the country in the center, and therefore the most powerful, biggest and most important country in the world. Back on topic, it was just a stupid infatuation, I'm over it now.