The U.S. State Department on Friday repeatedly declined to answer questions about blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng amid speculation that he had taken refuge at the U.S. embassy in Beijing after escaping from house arrest.
"I don't have anything for you on that subject," State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters in response to questions about Chen.
"I don't have anything on this issue at all."
The U.S. Embassy in Beijing also did not respond to questions about Chen. U.S. officials regularly decline to comment on individual requests for political asylum or sanctuary.