China has condemned rival Taiwan's bid for United Nations membership, saying it would threaten peace in the region.
Taiwan launched its 14th annual bid on Friday with a call for the world body to pay more attention to East Asian security issues.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said the rejection of Taiwan's 13 previous bids shows "there is only one China in the world and Taiwan, as part of China, is not qualified to join the United Nations."
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