It took the five-time world champions just 16 minutes to find the target, with Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos meeting a curling Danilo cross with a powerful header from the edge of the six-yard box.
Peru drew 2-2 with Paraguay in their opening South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) qualifier in Asuncion last Thursday. Brazil, meanwhile, routed Bolivia 5-0 in Sao Paulo.
Playing basketball for 27 years, Ji has found her deep love for the game without any surprise.
That means Barca have to rely on Gerard Pique, Clement Lenglet and the youngster Ronald Araujo until the next transfer window, with Samuel Umtiti struggling with knee problems and not in the new coach's plans.
He also revealed a plan to invite psychiatrists to help his team cope with the challenges.
The hosts continued on the front foot and went ahead for a third time with nine minutes remaining as Waldschmidt chested the ball down before hammering home from 13 meters.
But Sichuan withstood her hot shooting as different players got on the scoreboard, leading 75-46 ahead of the last quarter thanks to Fang Zhuoya's 3-pointer buzzer-beater, killing any suspense in the game.
According to Malawi's government, strict guidelines that led to the reopening of schools and airports will also apply to sports in the country.
"We came into this match with the mentality of challenging Xinjiang. I hoped that our players could show our style in such an intense game," said Jiangsu coach Ding Tie.
Argentina will face Ecuador at La Bombonera in Buenos Aires on Thursday and Bolivia in La Paz next Tuesday.
Xinjiang's Han Xu finished with a team-high 19 points. Liu and Wang each had 17.