In this situation, the nature of the amendment should be carefully examined: while the addendum is only an additional element of the initial agreement, the arbitration clause of the original agreement remains to apply. While the addendum is independent of the original agreement and the issues agreed in the addendum are severable from those of the original agreement, the arbitration clause of the original agreement need not necessarily apply to the addendum. Unless otherwise specified, the dispute settlement mechanism shall be subject to the specific agreements contained in the initial agreement or supplementary agreement. The arbitration clause of the original agreement does not apply to disputes arising out of or related to the amendment. Generally speaking, there are four typical models on which arbitration clauses are signed by the parties in the initial agreement and their complement. The Supreme People`s Court of the PRC decided that, in this context, the content of the addendum should be examined and that the application of the arbitration clause provided for in the original agreement depended on special circumstances. (c) The original agreement contains an arbitration clause, but the addendum has another (e.g.B. . . .