The Chinese are not shamed or upset by strong public emotions. However, they don't let emotions dictate fate or action. For instance, a person can feel a certain way, even anger, but that anger doesn't translate into change of belief or action such as a call to war. The emotion is personal and doesn't affect social or family ties or rational judgement. In other words, the culture emphasizes a more practical approach to emotion, one where rash/impulsive decisions based on 'the heart' are discouraged and while you can experience emotions they are not allowed to dictate your actions or future.