The South Korean ferry was carrying 459 people when it sank in the Yellow Sea.
China said the trip violates promises the United States has made to Beijing.
The United States and China will hold talks next week to discuss North Korea’s nuclear threats, the State Department announced Friday.
U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Glyn Davies will host bilateral meetings with his Chinese counterpart on Monday and Tuesday in New York, and on Thursday in Washington.
The United States’ image around the world has rebounded over the last year, according to a Gallup survey released Thursday.
The visit comes as he tries to settle ongoing tensions between China and Japan.
The North Korean government said NADA will “develop the space for peaceful purpose.”
The drone fell on an island during an exchange of artillery fire.
Nancy Powell's departure comes amid mounting tensions with India.
A live-fire exercise reportedly led to an exchange of fire with South Korea.
North Korea said the artillery rounds were part of an exercise in response to a U.N. warning.