The U.S. Embassy in the Chinese capital has raised the issue with the Foreign Ministry, but ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said she knew nothing of Gao’s case.
“I haven’t heard of that. That’s information gathered locally and we haven’t received it,” Jiang said when asked whether Gao had been confined to her home. “You can inquire with the local government.”
Jiang said China was “a country with a system of law and everyone is equal before the law.” [Full text]