Representing China, she won the 1987 World Championships in New Delhi, India. However, she left the national team soon after as a result of her decision to not throw away matches to her teammates. The 1987 world championship semi-finals featured 3 Chinese women and the Korean Yang Young-Ja. In the first semi-final, China's Dai Lily led 18-12 in the final set but she blew the lead and lost 21-18 to Yang Young-Ja. It is alleged that the Chinese coaches thought that Guan Jianhua had a better chance of beating Yang Young-Ja in the final, and ordered He Jhili to lose the semi-final. She refused to obey the order and won the match. The Chinese coaches had no option but to support her in the final to increase the country's tally of medals. He Jhili was brilliant in the final and beat Yang Young-Ja. But she left the team because of the episode and migrated to Japan.