By Peng Ya King & Wood Mallesons Dispute Resolution

The Supreme Court recently issued the Guiding Opinions on False Litigation Prevention and Sanction (Document 2016 No. 13,hereinafter referred to as the Opinions) and reiterated its harsh stance on cracking down on false litigation, which has significantly adverse effects on the credibility of the justice system and litigation procedure. For these reasons it should not be tolerated. This article discusses whether sanctions on false litigation may affect authentic litigation, especially in cases that may appear at first sight to be meritless and how parties should deal with this problem.

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